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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont, our kids, despite not having success in previous education attempts, have gained 2.9 grade levels in Math, 3.8 grade levels in Reading, and 2.7 grade levels in Writing.
AMIkids Piedmont 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 a variety of service projects, including volunteering with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Habitat for Humanity, the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Oyster Roast, and with the Laurens County Department of Special Needs' Summer Camp.
The boys also work with the elderly at Agape Senior Living and Bailey Manor, and participate in littler pick-ups with the LC Chamber and on a weekly basis with the Clinton YMCA.