My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Amikids Jacksonville, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA
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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
changing the attitudes of young people who have committed serious offenses and giving their lives a new direction.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
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