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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Participants 

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.

Staff

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 jmatias@hialeahfl.gov.  

TIP*  Download the registration first and save before completing. Once the registration is 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

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.

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Updated 9/9/2020