History

In 1993, the City Life KIX neighborhood outreach program was established in West Homestead with the mission of offering help, hope, and wholeness to at-risk children and youth. City Life KIX has provided all-inclusive, free after-school services for urban children and youth from Kindergarten through High School for over 20 years.

Today, City Life KIX serves more than 300 children and youth in two locations of Miami-Dade County: West Homestead/Florida City; Jordan Commons in Princeton, which is the nation’s largest Habitat for Humanity community. These communities are characterized by high crime and high levels of poverty, with 97% of students eligible to receive free/reduced lunch programs. At City Life KIX, at-risk children and youth receive fun, engaging, best-practice curricula, activities and individualized instruction including literacy, homework assistance, health/nutrition classes, physical fitness and life skills development.

In December 2013, thanks to the support of many generous donors, Miami YFC was able to purchase a building for the City Life KIX West Homestead site, making is possible to serve many more students than ever before.