Kissimmee Youth Academy allows our youth to partake in facility projects for restorative justice. KYA youth participated with stripping and waxing the Multi-purpose room. Our youth alongside Unit Manager Shephard mentoring and teaching. 

The youth completing the restorative justice helps our youth get ready to start on-the-job training, working with restoring their community and creating a culture of care. 

The youth enjoy staying busy and are always asking to help. KYA youth have expressed interest in becoming their own boss and owning a company of their own. KYA appreciates the efforts our youth display when giving back service and help to keep their living environment clean.

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