AMIKids Southwest Florida honored at national conference


FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2012) – AMIKids Southwest Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth an opportunity to transform their lives, announced that it received two awards at the AMIKids national conference which took place in Clearwater, Fla. from Oct. 11 to 14, 2012.

John Ingraham, chairman of the local AMIKids board of trustees, accepted an award for excellence in resource development, and an award for excellence in community development. The local AMIKids school, a day treatment program, is located on Main Street in Fort Myers Beach.

Nationally, AMIKids provides teens with environmental education, project-based learning and experiential education, to encourage student learning beyond traditional textbooks. The program serves about 7,500 youth annually, ages 14-18, throughout Florida and beyond.

“AMIKids has made a positive impact in Southwest Florida since 1991, helping students to achieve academic success and develop the life skills they need to become productive individuals,” said Ingraham.

About AMIKids National
Founded in 1969, AMIKids, Inc. is a nationally recognized not-for-profit that offers a promising future to more than 7,500 kids each year through positive and motivating programs that inspire learning, leadership and personal growth. AMIKids has 56 programs in nine states across the U.S. Through education, counseling and behavior modification students are empowered to make positive decisions that will ultimately shape their future and allow them the opportunity to transform their lives. For more information, log on to