City Life KIX
City Life KIX shares the love of Christ with youth & families, while also providing a safe place for young people to learn & grow in the Gospel. "Doing life" with kids & empowering them to change their community for Christ is key to our mission. We want to reach a critical mass of indigenous leaders who stay in, give back to, and transform their neighborhood.
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 eleven to ninteen years old for over 20 years.
Today, City Life KIX serves more than 300 children and youth in three locations of Miami-Dade County: West Homestead/Florida City; Goulds in Princeton (the nation’s largest Habitat for Humanity community); and North Miami, in partnership with Vive City Chapel. 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. In 2019, City Life KIX launched KIX Clubs, which are run by high school student leaders from the neighborhood and serve elementary youth.