Transition Services


Transition Programs

Project Victory (Vocational, Instruction, Community, and Training, Opportunities for Youth)) is a program that strives to prepare students for financial, personal, and social independence by ensuring that they develop appropriate work ethics and behaviors. Project Victory is designed to provide work related experiences for students with disabilities by developing social, emotional, and employability skills essential for employment and success in the workplace. This is a half-day program in the worksite and half-day at school in the classroom. Current sites include hospitals, Publix Supermarkets, Miami International Airport, Heartland of Kendall, the City of Miami Gardens and the City of Hialeah. Contact Vivian Nunez at



Project BRIDGE (Building Recreational Independence and Developing Gateways to Employment) is a partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Shake-a-Leg Miami to provide students with mild to moderate cognitive  disabilities with specialized instruction in the field of Marine Sciences, boating, and recreation. This Project is supported by the Nature Links consortium, a group dedicated to increasing access for all individuals with disabilities to all the recreational/environmental experiences that Miami has to offer. Contact Kelly East at




Project SEARCH is a one-year, worksite-based school-to-work program for youth with developmental and/or physical disabilities in their last year of high school eligibility. MDCPS has implemented this program in collaboration with the City of Miami in the Riverside Government building, ZooMiami and City of Hialeah City Hall. Contact Vivian Nunez at





Project Panther LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone)) is a postsecondary transition program for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID).   It is a partnership with Florida International University (Biscayne Bay & Modesto A. Maidique Campuses), Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), and Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.




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