Mentors make our students lives more exciting! We are continuing our mentoring drive to include more officers in law enforcement! The Sheriff’s Department has promised a total of 20 mentors.
Our students are getting to know the softer side of law enforcement and are thriving! AMIKids Gadsden is focusing of prevention by being proactive as opposed to reactive in our efforts to get the message to our students that the “choices they make today will effect what they do in tomorrow’s life”. The phrase is repeated daily as a part of our school creed!
Assisting With Job Placement Efforts
Gadsden County is a rural community with many miles between the various municipalities. Sheriff Morris A. Young has vowed to assist staff in bridging the gap between business and industry. Sheriff Young regularly brings new business owners to AMIKids Gadsden to meet and tour the facility!
Just recently, Sheriff Young brought his top ranking officers, members from the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce, and a new business owner, John Coffman of Armada Ammunition to meet staff at AMIKids Gadsden.
Additionally, Sheriff Young has also offered to use his network to assist in getting students placed in jobs and providing internships where possible.
“BREAKING BARRIERS” Group Life Skills Rap Session Conducted by Police Chief Glen Sapp & Staff of the Quincy Police Department
Police Chief Glenn Sapp, of the Quincy Police Department, paid a visit to AMIKids Gadsden on March 23rd. His purpose – a “lunch-and-learn” session with the students! Chief Sapp, who is also a mentor, spoke in rap session format on the topic of life skills and choices.
Second in command and mentor, Captain Robert Mixon, gave life skills lessons as well. Making students aware that the choices they made today would impact their future. His comments were fitting in that it was almost a direct quote from the AMIKids Creed!
Lt. Gilyard, who is also a mentor, was called away on police business during the presentation. He is and regular face at AMIkids Gadsden and provides much needed support to his mentee and other students.
Students were very attentive throughout the rap session as they enjoyed their pizza meal. The message was well received.