Juvenile crime in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Nearly three million crimes are committed each year by kids under the age of 18, and when a teenager is jailed just once, their odds of reoffending are 75%.
AMIkids Jacksonville takes a long-term, sustainable approach to assist our communitys youth to discover their potential and obtain the tools to succeed. Studies have shown that diverting one high-risk teenager from a life of crime could potentially save society $2.6 to $5.3 million, breaking the cycle of crime.
Since 1973, AMIkids Jacksonville has helped over 5,000 kids transform their lives and 72% of our kids do not re-offend within the first year of completing our program.
AMIkids Jacksonville also places a priority on giving back to the community through impactful service. This benefits the community and teaches our kids the importance of giving back and helping others. Our kids are often involved with projects like helping out at the Palm Gardens Retirement Center and at the Mission House Soup Kitchen, as well as volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.