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NBC News
AMIkids Celebrates Black History Month

AMIkids’ Dr. Shonda Ford talks Black History Month on Living Local.

ABC News
Sheriff’s deputies provide new basketball hoops for students at AMIkids

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office helped provide two new basketball hoops for students at AMIkids Gainesville.

PR Newswire
Florida Blue Foundation announces $3.1 million in grants to 10 organizations to enhance mental health support

The $3.1 million investment is part of an ongoing commitment by the Florida Blue Foundation to address mental well-being across the state. AMIkids’ Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) initiative provides preventative youth mental health education throughout Florida.

AP News
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Donates $3.4 Million to 16 Local Children’s Charities

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), is pleased to announce it has donated $3.4 million to 16 children’s charities in Northwest Florida following another successful year of fundraising.

The Florida Times-Union
AMIkids Jacksonville marks 50 years of transforming lives of at-risk teens

Since 1973, AMIkids Jacksonville (formerly the Jacksonville Marine Institute) has changed the lives of more than 6,000 at-risk teenagers.

Fox News
AMI Kids program shows the power of nature

At-risk children around Tampa Bay receive a firsthand lesson in marine life, which is an effort to program to expose troubled kids to nature.

Second chance to ‘be somebody.’ How AMIkids Pensacola helps kids reach their potential

Jerome “JJ” Ross Jr., 18, had been kicked out of multiple schools and ended up in an alternative school, Camelot Academy of Escambia County, but still he wanted a second chance to “be somebody.”