•  Printer Friendly VersionSUCCESS UNIVERSITY

    Success University is a comprehensive family support program which provides a variety of services to stabilize our children, youth, and their families and prepare them for success. The program utilizes an integrated Care Coordination model and partners with community-based organizations to ensure holistic, quality services are provided to all at-risk Miami Beach children and families. Program services include:

    - Care Coordination

    - Family Group Conferencing 

    - Functional Family Therapy

    - Functional Tutoring

    - Mental Health Services
    - Mentoring for Success (new!)
    - Targeted
    Referral Services 
    Transportation Services 

    - Youth Employment Services 

    Check out our Success University Photo Gallery for program highlights. For additional information and to view PDF brochure, click here or check out our Youtube video.


    Step-Up Suspension Diversion Program

    Step-Up is a suspension diversion program created to provide a safe, productive space for youth who have been issued out of school suspensions. Program activities are designed to address youth behavior in a supportive and empathetic manner while ensuring student, parent, and program staff accountability. While in the program, students will reflect on their actions and build their critical thinking, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills to ensure personal and academic success. Strategies to affect and change behavior include Restorative Justice techniques, circles, and psychosocial groups.  

    Family Service Day 2015

    Family Service Day is an annual community engagement event organized by Success University. The purpose of the event is twofold. Firstly, it is to galvanize all those who live, work, or play within the City of Miami Beach in a day of impactful service learning projects throughout the community. Secondly, the event serves to inform the public about the many resources available within the City, many of which are free of charge. On September 26, 2015, we held our fourth annual Family Service Day, where over 350 people volunteered their time for the betterment of the community while learning more about the services offered therein. For additional information, please click here

    Miami Beach Service Partnership 
    As part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality, outcomes-based programming to our community’s children, youth, and families, the Office of Community Services has partnered with a variety of community-based providers to offer Success University. Our partners include:

    - Advocate2Create
    - Choices, Et Al

    - Empowerment Tutoring
    - Fun Paw Care

    Get Credit Healthy 

    - Institute for Child and Family Health
    Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 

    - Miami-Dade County Public Schools 
    - Miami-Dade Public Library System 
    - The On It Foundation 

    - Playing the Game of Life
    Rose Lesniak Dog Trainer, LLC 
    - Switchboard of Miami 

    Teen Job Corps 

    The Miami Beach Service Partnership Governing Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM at Miami Beach City Hall. Meetings are public and the City encourages all interested parties to attend. 


    MB Monday Habit

    Each week, the City of Miami Beach publishes a newsletter containing current program performance, local resource information, grant opportunities, training opportunities, and information about pertinent current events. It is produced in support of the Miami Beach Service Partnership as a resource and information tool. Click here to sign up.

    Data Collection

    The City of Miami Beach publishes annual Partner Performance Ratings, which measure each partner agency's service delivery and performance. Ratings are distributed as a measuring tool for continuous quality improvement and are used to determine future funding levels.

    For more information regarding services for children and youth, please visit The Children’s Trust at www.thechildrenstrust.org 

    Success University is funded in part by The Children's Trust. The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County. 


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