Our kids are the future of our city, and there’s a new cohort of local organizations, programs, businesses, and spaces on a collective mission to invest in stronger communities for Miami’s kids.
We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite programs that empower kids by fostering their skills and passions outside regular school hours. These are the afterschool programs you wish you had. (We know you were just playing Nintendo.) Today’s 10-year-olds are learning art, music, design thinking, how to code, and how to make stuff.
Guitars Over Guns delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower at-risk youth. By working collaboratively with schools and communities, we encourage young people to become independently productive members of society through individual expression, social interaction, and personal accountability.
Join a community of innovators mixing digital technologies with physical objects. Pioneers in IOT, design, art, engineering, and programming. Expect all the amenities of a coworking space, but with access to a range of advanced manufacturing equipment. Use the prototyping lab to create small runs of your products, engage the community to get feedback on your designs, and connect with experts that can help you prepare for manufacturing. Be on the forefront of industry and join the Maker Movement.
Overtown Youth Center's goal is to be an integral part of the community that promotes lifelong learning and success for our inner-city youth and citizens. We seek to help build children who are resilient that can live in an environment loaded with risk factors, yet still grow into competent and productive members of society.