Facility Administrator

Price Halfway House / Fort Myers Youth Academy

Email: [email protected]  

Assistant Facility Administrator

Hernst Lauren

Email:  [email protected]  

Program Description

Fort Myers Youth Academy (FMYA) is a structured, nonsecure treatment program for males, ages 14 to 18, adjudicated to a nonsecure residential setting and in need of substance abuse treatment.  Youth receive individual and group mental health services in addition to substance abuse counseling. Select youth participate in "Thinking for Change" (T4C), an evidence-based curriculum that addresses cognitive and emotional needs. The program also provides the "Living in Balance" curriculum (which addresses the emotional components and substance abusing situations), "Impact of Crime" and restorative justice.  These curricula help youth understand the impact criminal activities have on individuals, families and communities. All youth admitted should have approved judicial consent permitting off-site activities, allowing participation in job searches and community restoration.  Youth also participate in gender-specific groups with an emphasis on pro-social character building. The average length of stay is 3 to 9 months.

Academic and Career Information

The Fort Myers Youth Academy offers an education program  that includes all course requirements for a standard high school diploma.  Academic and career education instruction are provided through the Lee County School District.  FMYA is a Type 2  program and planned career education opportunities include: culinary arts, Microsoft and computer repair.

The program is committed to providing employability skills to youth to prepare them to enter into today’s workforce.  Youth will have the opportunity to participate in career and technical education programs, which includes Florida Ready to Work, Career Planning through Choices, Culinary Arts/ServSafe™ and Florida SafeStaff® Certification, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / First Aid Certification.

Staff Members

Staff Members

Educational Staff

Mr. Herman Williams, Principal

Mrs. Harriet Henderson, Academic Counselor

Mrs. Mary Ann Thompson, Math Coach

Mrs. Joyce Baskin, Transition Specialistl

Office Staff

Tanya Myers, Administrative Assistant


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