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 Sand Hills 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 Sand Hills, our kids, despite not being successful in past education attempts, have experienced tremendous success, including a 1.5 grade level increase in Math, a 1.6 grade level increase in Reading, and a 1.3 grade level increase in Writing.
AMIkids Sand Hills 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 projects including Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club, Arts Commission, Cheraw State Park, Chesterfield County Head Start, and African American Culture Society of McBee.