AMIkids Acadiana & AMIkids Lafayette

Helping kids in Louisiana discover their potential since 2008.

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AMIkids Acadiana

Founded in 2008, AMIkids Acadiana is a private nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Branch, Louisiana. Our program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving kids who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice. Our kids are living in dormitories on campus in a remote location, which is ideally structured to help them work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.

Acadiana student with teacher

AMIkids Lafayette

Founded in 2013, AMIkids Lafayette is a private non-profit, staff-secure alternative education school in Lafayette, Louisiana. Our alternative school works in collaboration with local school districts, emphasizing the improvement of student citizenship and increasing academic functioning levels. Referred youth receive alternative education because they are unable to perform within the public school system, have displayed disruptive behavior, are facing expulsion or have learning disabilities or emotional handicaps.

AMIkids Acadiana and AMIkids Lafayette use 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.

AMIkids Acadiana and AMIkids Lafayette have helped over 600 kids transform their lives, and across all of our AMIkids programs nationally, 74% of our kids do not re-offend within the first year of completing our programs.

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