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June 29, 2011

Helping one kid at a time is what we do. Our program is designed to provide personal growth for each of our youth. We use what we call the "Personal Growth Model". It is a program we developed that provides a youth the opportunity for assistance from a personal standpoint in 3 critical areas: behavioral modification, education and treatment. Each youth is assessed and a personal plan is developed for them with goals in each of the three areas. Our goal is to take a non productive person in society and turn them into a tax paying citizen when they return to the community. We have been in Jacksonville since 1973 and we have helped over 10,000 Duval County youth in that time.

If you want more information about our program, please give us a call at 904-223-1121

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Having kids that I worked with contact me years after they completed the program and ask that I be their best man at their wedding, be a god father to there child or just to let me know that they are doing well and are successful.

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Find a way to get more funding so that we can offer more life changing activities for our youth and offer services to more youth.

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June 29, 2011

I have been involved with AMIKids for more than 40 years. I am inspired to continue because I see the passion of the staff members and the amazing results of their efforts. Most staff members could earn higher salaries in other endeavors, but they stay with AMIKids because they see how their efforts, directed by the principles AMIKids has evolved over the years, change (and in many cases save) the lives of the young men and women with whom they work. I have been involved with several other organizations that help disadvantaged people, but I have never seen another organization that is as successful as AMIKids in converting delinquent kids into young men and women with a sincere determination to overcome their past and become productive members of society.

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changing the attitudes of young people who have committed serious offenses and giving their lives a new direction.

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regretfully put a greater emphasis on fund raising to reduce the dependence of the organization on state and school board funding and the constraints that come with it

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June 29, 2011

AMI has done tremendous things for juveniles. They provide much needed services for our delinquent youth and their families. They give attention and time that can't be measured to guiding youth in the right direction.

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Being proactive with the services that this organization provides.

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Provide funding so that they can have additional staff to provide services to these youth.

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June 29, 2011

Ami is a wonderful program since I have been here in May I have seen so many kids lives changed, Ami works with the kids and show them that its a better way to go then to be out in the streets doing crime.

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my walks of life

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maybe give them more money to be able to operate fully to their best potiental

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June 29, 2011

I've been with the organization for going on 6 years and although challenging, it is very rewarding. Creating a mentoring program that has been going on for better than a year now has been the most challenging, but seeing our students connect with a Mentor and enjoy the company of a friend in the community is well worth the effort.
We were fortunate to be awarded a grant to bring an Arts & Cultural Program here and the students are enjoying instruction in Art, Drama and music appreciation. These are programs that will foster discipline and open opportunities for the students to express their creativity in a positive manner. We've established partnerships with other agencies in the community that have opened their doors to our students with their youth programs and encouraged our kids to participate in basketball and other group activities. These types of opportunities give our kids alternatives to just hanging in the streets of Jacksonville and provide opportunities for them to fellowship in a positive way.

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Seeing one of our students Mike S. enter Edward Waters College, find a job and continue to develop into a fine young man who will be able to contribute to the community and be a role model for all those who follow him. He is truly someone the new kids can emulate and he is a success story if ever there was one.

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I want to expand upon the programs already in place, hire additional staff to help with the workload, and upgrade our facility and our equipment to state-of-the-art so that the students would have the best possible opportunity to explore other avenues of vocational and/or professional careers. It is my plan to incorporate an apprenticeship program along with the mentoring program so that the kids have an opportunity to have hands-on experience before they complete the program here at AMIkids Jax.

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June 29, 2011

at ami kids im learning about cosmetology along with my regular academic classes.im also studying to get my ged.ami kids has alot to offer for me.they tought me to never give up and always strive to do better.

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iv'e improved in my math skills.i didnt like to read now i find books intresting.

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i would add more off campus activities

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June 29, 2011

AMI has been both good and bad in some ways. the good ways are the teachers help the people thats doing what they're suppose to get out by issuing 3's to earn gold cards, the bad part is that we have to stay everyday until 4 o'clock . in addition to the good part i like to participate in drama, art, basketball, learning about graphic design, and the health department has helped me learn many new things.

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to get through the program and change my life

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i would shorten school days for students, also dish out better lunches, and last take out uniforms every other week because students like to wear personal clothing.

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June 29, 2011

My company is a service provider for AMIkids, Jacksonville. They are a wonderful group of professionals that care passionately their company and the service they provide.
They are always looking at what is the best for their clients and any solution that will make them better.

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Ann Bruchmann and Michael Dulin

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None, they all are in tune with everything that is happening within the organization.

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