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 Pensacola 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.
Since 1991, AMIkids Pensacola and Escambia Boys Base have helped over 3,000 kids transform their lives and 77% of our kids do not re-offend within the first year of completing our programs.
AMIkids Pensacola and Escambia Boys Base also place 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 Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, United Way, Catholic Charities, Christian Women Interdenominational, St. Vincent DePaul, Gulf Coast Wings of Hope, and Kwanis.