The FREE STEP Ahead program begins Monday, August 21st, 2017.

What is the STEP Ahead Youth Enrichment program?

The STEP Ahead youth enrichment program offers FREE after-school activities for high school students with special needs. In partnership with M-DCPS, the program facilitates the shift from high school to the workforce through learning opportunities, enrichment activities, social skills lessons, job training and employment support. 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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Transportation is available from participating schools to the program and from the site to the home.

The program is staffed with M-DCPS certified teachers, experienced counselors and a professional work team. Program participants have internship opportunities at various sites throughout the city during the school year. During the summer, qualified participants will receive a stipend for their internship experience.

Who Can Participate?
Students with intellectual disabilities ages 14-22.


STEP Ahead is offered year-round at the Education and Community Services Department located at 7400 West 24th Avenue, Hialeah, 33016. The school-year program follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar and is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.

Summer Camp Registration is now open. STEP Ahead summer hours are Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Register early becuase space is limited.

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To Register:

To reserve your spot in the program, call 305-818-9143.

Bring the following documents with you. 

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Current photo of student

Copy of utility bill

Current Report Card

Copy of the Student’s IEP

City of Hialeah
Department of Education and Community Services
7400 West 24th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hialeah, FL 33016
Phone: 305-818-9143
Fax: 305-818-9841

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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 impro
ve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.