STEP Ahead

The STEP Ahead youth enrichment program is currently offering VIRTUAL After school services for high school students with special needs. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-CDPS), the program facilitates the shift from high school to the workforce through:

  • Job training activities
  • Financial literacy activities
  • Life skills activities and social skill lessons
  • Civic Engagement activities
  • Art
  • Fitness

Our goal is to prepare the participants with the tools and experience necessary in order to ensure a comfortable and successful transition.

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Students with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22 are eligible for the program.

Days and Hours of Operation

The STEP Ahead program is operational Monday though Friday and follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar. Our current services for VIRTUAL programming are below:

School Day Services- to assist students during the school day as needed with assignments and navigating the online system. Monday- Friday from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM.

After School Services- Virtual services provided in the areas of Homework assistance, Life/Social Skills, Fitness, and Job Training. Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 PM.


The program is staffed with M-DCPS certified teachers, experienced counselors and a professional work team.

Registration for After School Program and Fees

To Register please access the online registration links below and send completed registration to  

TIP*  Download the registration first and save before completing. Once the registration has been completed, save the document as a PDF with your child’s name listed before sending. Please also don't forget attach the needed documents listed below to your email as well to complete your registration packet. 

There is a one time non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 required for all participants for the program year.

English Registration Form 20-21

Spanish Registration Form 20-21

Parents may be required to attach or bring the following Required Documents to completed registration if needed:

  • Copy of student’s birth certificate or passport
  • Copy of the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Copy of utility bill
  • Current photo of student
  • Current report card

STEP Ahead Summer 2021 Program

The STEP Ahead youth enrichment program offers free summer program for high school students with special needs. The summer program is offered Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm. Summer Camp Registration will begin on Monday April 19, 2021. Register early because space is limited. Activities offered include: 

  • Like skills activities
  • Social skills activities
  • Civic engagement activities
  • Art
  • Fitness 
  • In- House Fieldtrips

Locations & Hours

Summer Camp Location is 7400 W 24th Avenue, Hialeah, 33016

The summer program starts on June 14th and ends July 29th and is offered Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm. 


Free transportation is available from participant’s home to our program site and from the program site to the participant’s home for students that live in Hialeah/Hialeah Gardens and Miami Lakes/Miami Gardens.


To register please visit our office located at 7400 W 24 Ave (2nd Floor) Hialeah, FL 33016. You will need to bring the completed registration packet below with the following documents to our office to complete your registration:

For questions please call 305-818-9143.

The City of Hialeah’s STEP Ahead Youth Enrichment program is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.


Updated 04/12/2021