AMIkids WINGS Piedmont

Helping South Carolina at-risk youth discover their potential since 1996.

Our Story

Our Program

AMIkids Piedmont was founded in 1996 to operate South Carolina DJJ’s Piedmont Wilderness Institute. In response to  the changing  needs of DJJ,  AMIkids has transformed its program to  AMIkids WINGS Piedmont, a female-only residential program with a 20-bed capacity.  

Programming for adolescent girls is uniquely different than programming for boys. Research has shown that girls are more likely to be committed to residential programming for less serious offenses than boys, and a majority of girls who are committed have diagnosed mental health problems, a history of trauma and loss, and  have suffered  sexual or  physical abuse. Providers of  residential care  for girls  must have  a deep understanding of the differences between girls and boys in the juvenile justice system, and offer research-based programming that directly responds to those differences. 

AMIkids WINGS Piedmont uses the evidence-based, research-driven AMIkids Personal Growth Model © in offering dynamic programs and comprehensive services to treat each kid's unique issues, primarily focusing on education, behavior modification, and treatment.

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