STEP Ahead

The STEP Ahead youth enrichment program offers free afterschool/ summer camp activities 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
  • Field trips

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.


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

Summer Program

Summer Registration is now open for the STEP Ahead’s VIRTUAL Summer Camp.

VIRTUAL Summer Camp Activities include: Virtual Field trips, Art, Civic Engagement and Social Skills activities  Virtual Summer Camp be held from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM using the ZOOM platform. Participants will be encouraged to log on at 8:45 AM. Lunch/ Snack will be provided by the program as a grab and go component for all registered participants at 2590 W 76 Street, Hialeah FL 33016 from 11:00 AM -2:00 PM.

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

Please download the registration first and save before completing. Once the registration is complete, save your completed document as a PDF with your child’s name listed before sending. 

English Virtual Summer Camp Registration

Spanish Virtual Summer Camp Registration

Parents may be required to 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.

The Childrens Trust website