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 Rio Grande Valley 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.
AMIkids Rio Grande Valley 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 upkeep and cleanups of The Town of Laguna Vista's Nature Walking Trail, Respecta tu Playa beach, Texas beach, and two beautiful miles of Texas highways through Texas Adopt-a-Highway. We also partner and volunteer with the Laguna Vista Public Library, Cameron County Parks, Laguna Atoscosa National Wildlife Refuge, Port Isabel Athletic Club, Christ Harbor Church, and Cornerstone Church. Our boys assist with the Brownsville Police Department with their annual Christmas toy drive and with Laguna Vista Community projects, including Christmas events, the Easter egg hunt, and town music events.