Escambia Boys Base, operated by AMIkids Pensacola, was honored to receive the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award, an award given by U.S. President Barack Obama in recognition of helping address pressing needs in our communities and country. This is the second time that the program has received the Service Award, but the first time that the program was recognized at the Gold Level.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service. AMIkids Escambia Boys Base is a residential facility that serves kids involved in the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and together with the AMIkids Pensacola’s day treatment program, has been in operation since 1991 and has helped more than 3,000 kids transform their lives. The kids earned the award by volunteering in their community over a twelve-month period.
“AMIkids Pensacola’s hard-working staff and engaged Board of Trustees helps make our programs some of the best in the nationwide AMIkids organization,” said Ryan Hatler, Chair of the AMIkids Pensacola Board of Trustees. “We put our kids and their families first, and our dedication to them is evident in their success after completing our programs and as they return to their schools and our communities.”