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 Southwest Florida 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 Southwest Florida, our kids, despite not being successful in previous education attempts, improve their Math performance by 1.4 grade levels, in Reading by 1.5 grade levels, and Writing by an amazing 5.0 grade levels.
AMIkids Southwest Florida 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 volunteering with the Boston Red Sox and at Dr. Ella Piper Centers. We also frequently visit local assisted living communities where our kids spend time with the seniors, playing games, sharing meals, etc. as part of our 'Service from the Heart' program.