Resources in Miami-Dade County
Programs & Organizations in Miami-Dade County
Adrian D. Freeman Fellows Program - Yearlong fellowship which facilitates local youth becoming active members in three areas of focus: entrepreneurship, social change, and leadership.
Children’s Trust Youth Advisory Committee - A youth leadership program designed to nurture the next generation of change-makers. Open to high school students in grades 9-12.
Easter Seals - Free after-school program that features a visual arts based curriculum for children ages 6 to 12.
Foundation for New Education Initiatives - Helps families that need assistance and seeks to enhance student achievement and community engagement.
Gang Alternative After School - Year-round program for grades 6-8. Offers academic support, life and social skills development, and college and career readiness instruction.
Green Family Foundation - Supports social programs that positively impact global health and alleviate poverty.
Kristi House/Project Gold - Provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking to help them escape dangerous lives at the hands of traffickers and predators.
Leaders by Empowerment, Activists by Development (L.E.A.D. Nation) - By way of the South Florida Youth Summit and the Adrian D. Freeman Fellows program, L.E.A.D. Nation extends an opportunity for youth to develop skills such as public speaking and leadership.
MDCPS Project UP-START- Assists with the identification, enrollment, attendance, and academic support of students who are living in unstable housing.
Miami-Dade County Summer Youth Internship Program - 5-week work experience (with a stipend) for 10-12 grade students.
Miami-Dade County Youth Commission - Established by Miami Dade County that allows students’ voices to be heard in county government.
Overtown Youth Center - Youth development program that provides comprehensive services to at-risk youth (from kindergarteners to 25-year-olds – and their families).
Overtown Youth Center Summer Program - Students engage in daily academic enrichment, character-building activities, community service, physical fitness, visual and performing arts, STEM engagement, and a variety of field trips.
Overtown Youth Center After School Program - Students engage in culturally diverse creative arts (music, dance, visual, etc.), culinary instruction, physical fitness, health and wellness, recreation and more.
Overtown Youth Center Post High School Program - Students (ages 16-25) are provided with career exposure, job interview skills classes, and access to resources such as counseling, scholarships, and transportation.
Overtown Youth Center Summer Youth Employment - 5-week work experience for students in grades 10-12.
Rise Together - Works to prevent addiction and promote positive mental health by educating, engaging, and empowering youth to use their voice for change through seminars, student-led activities, peer wellness coaching, and ambassadorship.
South Florida Youth Summit - Multi-day annual summit which explores the significance of nutrition, entrepreneurship, social change, leadership, STEM and youth violence prevention.
United Way Miami - Works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. They fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
United Way Youth Institute - Yearlong student fellowship that focuses on empowering local youth in at-risk settings to have successful careers and become lifelong community advocates, global citizens, and agents of change.
United Way Eden Place - Family resource center created to empower parents by providing motivational support, information and training so that parents may successfully navigate the systems that impact their lives and the lives of their children.
U-turn Youth Consulting - Offers services to youth in South Florida including workshops, conferences, and group discussions aiming to curtail youth violence and promote both scholarship and accomplishment.