The youth honored their mothers on Mother’s Day. All the mothers were presented with a personalized glass with their name on it, filled with delicious treats, and a special Mother’s Day poem. Thanks again to all the mothers for your dedication and sacrifices!

The youth participated in a Brain Bowl. They displayed their overall knowledge in a variety of topics and competitiveness, making it to the second round. The final score was 126, only 5 points shy of moving on to the final round. Kudos to our Brain Bowl team for doing a great job, and for their participation and sportsmanship!

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