AMIkids Pensacola

At AMIkids Pensacola, 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


Since 1991, AMIkids Pensacola has been dedicated to helping young people discover their true potential, transform their lives, and strengthen our community. Located in Pensacola, Florida, AMIkids Pensacola empowers young people to discover their life paths and believe success is possible. Our approach offers more than education and workforce development, treatment, and  behavioral and skills training. Through genuine care, real relationships, and a sense of family, we empower young people to achieve success.

Each year, AMIkids Pensacola provides services to an average of 90 teens, leading to an impressive 77% success rate.


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.


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% have clear education or career plans their first year after high school
  • 81 % of youth successfully completed the program
  • Average length of engagement is about 206 days or nearly 7 months

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

AMIkids Pensacola Executive Director

  • Monti Sommer

AMIkids Pensacola Board Of Trustees

  • Laura Branch - Chair
  • Meredith Bush -President
  • Jesse Rigby - Treasurer
  • Eric Hubley - Secretary
  • Jesse Casey
  • Ryan Hatler
  • Melanie Luna
  • Tracie Moorer
  • Jo Rich
  • Ronald Rivera
  • Paul Shuman
  • Kristina Zimmern
AMIkids Pensacola
Pensacola, FL
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