Kissimmee Youth Academy: Changing the lives of at risk youth, assisting in recognizing their true potential and empowering them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
“Kissimmee Youth Academy grants the opportunity for professional development while fostering a sense of community and family. It is an honor to be surrounded by a team committed to positively impacting the lives of our clients.” CJ
“Happiness is working with children.” DB
“Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.”
Kissimmee Youth Academy has zero tolerance for any acts of sexual abuse, assault, misconduct, or harassment. Sexual activity between staff and juveniles, volunteers or contract personnel and juveniles, and juvenile and juvenile, regardless of consensual status, is prohibited and subject to administrative and criminal disciplinary sanctions.
To access the Facility’s Annual Report please click on the following link http://www.djj.state.fl.us/partners/prison-rape-elimination-act-(prea)
“My greatest masterpiece is helping to mold children to believe in themselves.” CG
Facility Size and Make-Up
- Rated capacity is 100 beds, contracted for 62 youth males.
- Make-up of the beds is as follows: 15 Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS); 15 Substance Abuse Overlay Services (SAOS) and 32 Borderline Developmentally Delayed (BDD)/Developmentally Delayed (DD) youth.
- Secure Residential facility is 37,676 square feet.