On average in the United States, three million high school student s drop out each year, and one million teenagers are sent to prison. When a teenager is jailed just once, their odds of reoffending are 75%.
In addition, high school dropouts do not qualify for 91% of available jobs nationwide. As a result, they are more likely to engage the legal system (63% of all youth crimes are caused by high school dropouts), use welfare, or live on food stamps. This costs our country an average of $235,680 per dropout over their lifetime and totals $1.6 trillion annually. Studies have shown that diverting a high-risk teenager from a life of crime could potentially save society $2.6 to $5.3 million.
AMIkids Baton Rouge takes a long-term, sustainable approach to assist our community's youth by identifying each individual's issues and presenting solutions to overcome learning disabilities or behavioral problems. We help our kids discover their potential and provide the tools they need to succeed.
At AMIkids Baton Rouge, our kids, despite having been unsuccessful in previous education attempts, have experienced a 1.6 grade level increase in Math, a 3.0 grade level increase in Reading, and a 2.9 grade level increase in Writing.