Staff and Board
A passion for improving the lives of young people. Kipp and Jasmine lead the efforts in the front lines, while a team of supporters, along with many youth, make the project possible. As the impact of the work, and the stories continue to evolve, the team will grow and the reach will expand to a National and International level.
Jasmine Minniefield is the Secretary & Treasurer at Streetz2Fitness Corp. Jasmine was born in Fort Walton Beach, FL but raised in DeFuniak Springs, FL. Throughout her early years Jasmine was noted as being “most athletic” by her peers. She starred as a softball player and cheerleader. Following high school, Jasmine obtained her Real Estate license and specializes in the buying and selling process of residential real estate. Jasmine is currently a fitness influencer who is passionate about helping others recognize their athletic abilities while ultimately becoming their own fitness goals. Alongside her fiancé, Kipp Luster- Jasmine seeks to give youth that are traveling down the wrong path hope and to chase their dreams.
Douglas DeLuca is a seasoned producer with an extremely diverse background that encompasses over twenty-five years of experience producing: TV series and specials, feature films, commercials, music videos, live theater, and a wide variety of live events including MMA fights around the world.
Maria is originally from Long Island, New York where she graduated from Adelphi University in 2002. She began her career as a Social Worker. She has always worked with families in crisis, whether it be in the foster care system, prevention of child abuse or with at risk teens. She married in 1986. Her husband joined the Coast Guard and for the next 26 years, they traveled and lived in nine different locations throughout the United States.
Maria has been at AMIkids since 2002. She started out as a Case Manager at the Emerald Coast Marine Institute in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She worked to maintain positive relationships in the community, with students, and families. She promoted to the Director of Operations position in April 2005 She was known as the thread in the ECMI Family Quilt that held everything together from student and teacher relationships to student and community involvement.
In October 2007, Maria advanced to the Executive Director of Emerald Coast Marine Institute. In correlation with ECMI history, Maria’s vision encompassed the idea that families and at-risk youth feel embraced and encouraged throughout their journey through the program and onward. Maria continues to keep in touch with many of the families she worked with in Fort Walton Beach.
In 2015, Maria moved to the Jacksonville area with her husband, two daughters and two granddaughters. She continues to work for AMIkids and had the opportunity to be the starting Executive Director for a gender specific prevention program, AMIkids Clay County in October 2015. This program is located in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
In this specific prevention program, AMIkids creates an environment that teaches boys incarceration is not their future and shows them how to prepare for the responsibilities that come from being a strong, positive male figure in their families and community. Maria leads a team of 12 staff members to help cultivate positive outcomes through participation in hands-on educational, behavior modification, and treatment geared toward male influences set in a gender responsive environment.
Maria recognizes that it is important for our youth understand that this time in their lives will set a foundation of values that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. Maria is a true Kids First Advocate.