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 Pinellas takes a long-term, sustainable approach to assist our community's 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.
At AMIkids Pinellas, our kids, despite not having success in previous education attempts, have made significant improvements in their grades in subjects like Math and Reading. Our students even improved their Writing by 2.3 grade levels.
AMIkids Pinellas and our Center for Personal Growth also place 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 setups for local events like Beach Goes Pops and works with local organizations like Daystar Life Center and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our students also help with clean-ups at Eckerd College and the University of South Florida – St. Pete