AMIkids White Pines

At AMIkids White Pines, 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


With a rich history dating back to 1997, AMIkids White Pines has been a pillar of support for young individuals in Jonesville, South Carolina, and its surrounding areas. Our non-profit organization is dedicated to helping young people discover their untapped potential and transforming their lives for the better. By partnering with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, we cater to non-violent offenders who require specialized care and guidance. Our evidence-based Personal Growth Model serves as the foundation for our dynamic programs, which focus on education and treatment. Over the years, we have successfully assisted over 2,000 young people in their journey towards a  vibrant future, with an impressive 74% success rate of non-reoffending within the first year of completing our programs.


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.

The Department of Labor funds 100% of AMIkids White Pines Workforce development program, committing $4 million in federal dollars.

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

AMIkids White Pines Executive Director

  • Laquentin Irvin

AMIkids White Pines Board Of Trustees

  • Jennifer Kindall - Chair
  • Beth Rainey - Vice Chair
  • Bryan Byrd- Treasurer
  • Alonzo Thompson
  • Darryl Goodwin
  • Dr. Walter Lee
  • Molly Fielder
  • Benjamin Snoddy
  • Sandy Goodson
  • James Rice
  • Molly Fiedler
  • Jeffery Shippy
  • Mary Pettit
AMIkids White Pines
Jonesville, SC
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