Miami-Dade County Public School’s Project VICTORY (Vocational, Instruction, Community, Training, Opportunities for Youth) 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 Miami-Dade County Public Schools high school juniors and seniors with disabilities by developing social, emotional, and employability skills essential for employment and success in the workplace. The program is available for eligible students on either a special diploma track or on a standard diploma track with a desire for an employment outcome.

The program is six months in duration. Participants will spend half-days at Baptist Health and half-days at school in the classroom.

The goal of the program is to enhance interpersonal skills, personal appearance and reliability to assist participants in becoming independent and self-sufficient.


Robin Tellez, D.M., RN
Program Director Robin Tellez, D.M., RN
Yanilia Matos
Program Specialist Yanilia Matos 786-527-9586 YaniliaM@BaptistHealth.net


Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, trains and retains excellent healthcare professionals to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent and patient- and family-centered professionals who follow the guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Participants must be aged 16 or older as of the start of the program
  • Currently enrolled in a Miami-Dade County high school
  • Please visit program's website for additional requirements

Application Requirements

  • Baptist Health Supplemental Health Form (vaccinations, Flu and Tb verifications)
  • Background check (initiated by program after application is complete)
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? Contact Nick Chang at nchang@dadeschools.net
  • When are applications accepted? January
  • When are candidate interviews? April - June
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? June
  • When does the program start? August

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