Escambia Boys Base, operated by AMIkids Pensacola, was visited by Corry Station Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program. About 15 youth (ages 9-12), 6 junior mentors (aged 13-16) and 8 adult staff (active duty military mentors) met with our students and staff.
A great big thank you to BB&T and their employees for coming out and volunteering to re-do our lobby! Shorehouse Furniture and Rug Island donated furniture to add to the effort to create a new welcoming lobby for our visitors.
AMIkids Piedmont students recently assisted the residents at Agape Healthcare by placing their monthly calendar on their walls. They were tasked with removing July’s calendar and replacing it with August’s calendar.
Escambia Boys Base at AMIkids Pensacola was visited today by youth from Mexico. They gave presentation about their lives in Mexico and toured the facility. This visit was sponsored by Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
We just returned from a trip to the Florida Keys to conduct coral surveys for Coral Watch and a fish survey for REEF. Its basically “citizen science” where we are showing the kids how exciting the world of science can be. They learn basic concepts like measurement, data recording and observation skills, all while using their new scuba training. For the fish survey, we chose the deep Spiegel Grove wreck site off Key Largo.
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