On average in the United States, three million high school students drop out each year, and one million teenagers are sent to prison. When a teenager is jailed just once, their odds of reoffending are 75%.
In addition, high school dropouts do not qualify for 91% of available jobs nationwide. As a result, they are more likely to engage the legal system (63% of all youth crimes are caused by high school dropouts), use welfare, or live on food stamps. This costs our country an average of $235,680 per dropout over their lifetime and totals $1.6 trillion annually. Studies have shown that diverting a high-risk teenager from a life of crime could potentially save society $2.6 to $5.3 million.
AMIkids Pasco takes a long-term, sustainable approach to assist our community's youth by identifying each individual's issues and presenting solutions to overcome learning disabilities or behavioral problems. We help our kids discover their potential and provide the tools they need to succeed.
Since 1993, AMIkids Pasco has helped over 2,500 kids transform their lives. Our students return to their neighborhood schools, equipped with the tools necessary to succeed and obtain their high school diploma, and even pursue higher education.