Objective: SUCCESS Club is a 5-day a week After School and Summer Camp program that serves teens with disabilities who attend Middle and High School. Success Club is also open during Spring Break and provides a 6 week full-time summer camp.

Hope for Miami serves children and youth of all abilities within  its programs and services.

Number of participants:  80 total for afterschool, 120 for summer camp.

Program Locations:

W. Kendall:          

John A. Ferguson Senior High School 15900 SW 56th St • Miami, FL 33185

Special populations served: Students with Autism, students who use wheelchairs and students with Down’s Syndrome,                                              


Estrella de Belen  510 East 41st Street, Hialeah, FL  33013

Special populations served: Students who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing


Summer only


The Learning Experience School (priority to year-round students)5651 SW 82nd Avenue, Miami 33143
Lead Teacher: Norma Urquiz

Special populations served: Students with Down’s Syndrome or Austism

Student Achievements for 2014-2015: 100% of our youth improved their Social-Emotional Skills and their Communication Skills.


Evidence-based models used:  Brigance Transitions, Learning A-Z (reading), SPARK PE.


Program Activities:  Homework assistance, reading skills enhancement, physical fitness, social-emotional learning, independent living skills, computers, field trips. 

Success Club History: Hope for Miami
began providing afterschool services in 2004 with funding from the Children’s Trust. During that initial year, 10 deaf middle school age youth were enrolled in the Hialeah site location because our Site Supervisor was certified to teach children with disabilities and had fluency in American Sign Language. 

As these children transitioned to high school, they needed a program better suited to their developmental needs, so Hope for Miami expanded our program for students with varying exceptionalities (including deaf youth) at Barbara Goleman High School. This grew into the Success Club program which provided afterschool services three days a week in the mid-Hialeah area and served students from multiple schools. 

But parents wanted more: a few families drove their deaf children all the way from Kendall and Homestead to Hialeah because the Success Club could uniquely serve their child’s needs during summer camp. Then our participant youth themselves asked to have the program expand to five days a week so they could get the extra help completing homework assignments and be with their friends. 

Success Club hires experienced teachers and tutors from the Miami-Dade County Public school system who are certified to teach students with disabilities.

For a listing of resources for children and youth with disabilities, please click HERE

>Lion Country Safari Field Trip Summer Camp 2014 VIDEO

Vickie Burley
Program Manager
Disabilities Services
vickie @ hopeformiami.org

Susy Piscoya
Program Coordinator
Disabilities Services
susy @ hopeformiami.org

For registration information, call 786-388-3000 

Download a Student Application HERE