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 White Pines 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 White Pines, our kids, despite not having success in previous education attempts, have improved their Math by a full grade level, their Reading by 1.3 grade levels, and their Writing by 1.2 grade levels.
AMIkids White Pines 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 volunteering at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen, the Tree Coalition, Union County Chamber banquet and the NAACP banquet. Our kids also participate in Habitat for Humanity and Adopt a Highway, and also spend time visiting and helping the elderly at area nursing homes.