AMIkids Georgetown

At AMIkids Georgetown, we believe in the power of transformation. Every young person has the potential for greatness, and we’re on a mission to unlock it.

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Our Story


For over three decades, AMIkids Georgetown is Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, South Carolina and has been on a mission to empower young people to become confident, successful adults, helping them to believe in themselves and believe success is possible. They don’t give up, so we don’t give up. We stick with them. We foster relationships, care, and a sense of family. And we provide structure. Our Personal Growth Model is a proven success: tying together education and workforce development, treatment, and behavior and skills training. Through our unwavering dedication and personalized care, we help them discover their true potential, transforming their lives and creating a ripple effect of positive change in our community.


What We Offer


Residential programs operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with youth residing on campus. Staff implement trauma-informed programming to help youth develop skills for successfully transitioning to community settings and/or the home environment.

Juvenile Justice Residential

The Juvenile Justice Residential programs provide 24-hour rehabilitative care for youth referred primarily due to delinquency and may include treatment services for youth with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions.

Specialized Therapeutic 

Specialized Therapeutic programs provide 24-hour psychotherapeutic rehabilitative care for youth with severe behavioral, psychological, or emotional challenges. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary treatment team including clinical staff members.


Program Enhancement Services may be provided as standalone or supplementary to a program.

Career and Technical Education

Provided in two age-appropriate models:

  • The AMIkids Career Exploration Model, for ages 11-15, helps youth build self-awareness, learn about potential careers, and develop a plan for reaching future goals.
  • The AMIkids Workforce Development Model, for ages 16-24, utilizes a combination of school-based and work-based learning to help youth learn job readiness skills, earn industry-recognized certifications, and transition to the workforce.

Wraparound Services

These services offer a comprehensive, family and youth-driven approach to managing service delivery options. Wraparound services emphasize the importance of keeping youth in their homes and communities and involves families working with a team of service providers to meet the child’s specific needs.

Our Impact

How We Make A Difference

  • 92% of our students have clear education or career plans their first year after high school
  • 85% of students who enroll complete the Youth Build Program
  • Emphasize integrating the youth into the community and building and strengthening supportive relationships for the entire family,
    by establishing a holistic plan that is coordinated with service providers.

AMIkids Georgetown is led by their respective Executive Director and a volunteer board of local community leaders, ensuring its positive impact on our communities.

AMIkids Georgetown Executive Director

  • Laverne Rush

AMIkids Georgetown Board Of Trustees

  • Adrian McLaughlin - Chair
  • Rick Russ - Vice Chair
  • Jacqueline Nettles - Treasurer
  • Lawly Ford
  • Justin Flowers
AMIkids Georgetown
Georgetown, SC
Career and Technical Education Juvenile Justice Residential Program Enhancements Residential Specialized Therapeutic

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