Our youth took part in a group session with Young Life Urban, a faith-based group, centered around Entrepreneurship. Ms. Michelle Hamilton provided entrepreneurs (Willy Francios aka Master Barber, Wade Dallas from Auto Mechanic shop, and George Louis-Jean Fitness Guru) to minister youth regarding job based skills and walking with Christ. 

In addition, youth received an introduction to Barbering (Live Model), Auto Mechanic, Bodybuilding fitness, and a Q&A session. The exercise demonstrated different paths and skills and how to start your own business. Everyone was fully engaged and came away with a different outlook on their future. 

Kissimmee Youth Academy serves 24 males between the ages of 14 and 21 in a secure residential program which provides mental health overlay services (MHOS), co-located with a secure residential commitment program serving 47 males, ages 14-19, providing services for boys who meet criteria for borderline developmental disability (BDD) services or Developmental Disability (DD) services. BDD youth typically have a full-scale IQ 70-79, while DD youth IQ 69 and under (typically 40-69), where the youth’s IQ and functional limitations have been documented by a formal psychological evaluation completed within the last twelve months. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Kissimmee Youth Academy at 407-350-4900 or visit youthopportunity.com/locations/kissimmee-youth-academy-kissimmee-florida