AMIkids Big Cypress

Helping Florida boys discover their potential since 1995.

Our Story

Vocational Training

Preparing Today for Jobs Tomorrow

AMIkids Big Cypress understands that to obtain and sustain a productive, crime-free life our kids must succeed in the classroom and acquire the skills needed to obtain employment after graduation.

The kids at AMIkids Big Cypress work towards obtaining their high school diploma or GED and we begin the transition planning early so that when our kids turn 18 they have a clear plan for school or work.

We offer a vocational program supported by the National Center for Construction & Education Research (NCCER), one of the top accredited organizations in the field. It is through this program that our kids learn important fundamentals needed to excel in this field, and the many opportunities available to succeed and grow in the construction industry.


Our certified instructor provides the young men at AMIkids Big Cypress with hands-on activities to develop skills critical to receiving certifications and eventual employment in the future.

In addition, we offer a vocational program in food service, allowing our students to earn ServSafe food handler certifications from the National Restaurant Association and local restaurant associations. This certification helps participants prepare for careers in the food service industry.


Each and every AMIkids Big Cypress graduate should leave our facility with skills that will lead them to immediate or provide options for future employment.