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 Beaufort 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 and failure in life.
At AMIkids Beaufort, our kids, despite having been unsuccessful in previous education attempts, have experienced a 1.3 grade level increase in Math and Reading, and a 1.4 grade level increase in Writing.
AMIkids Beaufort 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 the restoration of local oyster beds, Keep America Beautiful highway cleanup, building low income housing, and tutoring at a nearby elementary school.