Juvenile crime in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Nearly three million crimes are committed each year by kids under the age of 18, and when a teenager is jailed just once, their odds of reoffending are 75%.
AMIkids Greater Fort Lauderdale takes a long-term, sustainable approach to assist our community's youth to discover their potential and obtain the tools to succeed. Studies have shown that diverting one high-risk teenager from a life of crime could potentially save society $2.6 to $5.3 million, breaking the cycle of crime.
At AMIkids Greater Fort Lauderdale, our kids, despite having been unsuccessful in previous education attempts, often experience grade level increases in a variety of subjects.
AMIkids Greater Fort Lauderdale also places a priority on giving back to the community through impactful service. This benefits the community and teaches our kids the importance of giving back and helping others. Our kids are often involved with projects like clean-up efforts at John U. Lloyd State Park in Dania Beach and Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale. We participate in Service from the Heart by helping senior citizens at the Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and our students volunteer at the Animal Wildlife Care Center in Fort Lauderdale.