No kid is born bad. And it only takes a little bit of effort to let someone know they are special. Dimmitt Automotive believes that supporting kids and families within our community will help us all to build a brighter future.
That’s why we are proud to be a part of the AMIkids mentorship program.
AMIkids is a national nonprofit with a presence in 9 states serving 135,000 kids. They have a diverse spread of 43 programs all created with one vision: to separate a troubled past from a bright future.
The charity has a unique approach to youth rehabilitation. Frustrated at seeing the same young men in his court time and again, Chief Juvenile Court Judge Frank Orlando founded the organization 50 years ago in Fort Lauderdale in the hopes of limiting recidivism. With the help of a contact at the Florida Atlantic Ocean Science Institute, he secured work for a group of young men aboard a research vessel. The modest program was a bold success.
In time, the organization grew into the charitable powerhouse it is today.
As a part of their educational agenda, AMIkids pairs at-risk youth with mentors who can provide them with educational experiences. Those types of experiences lead to empowered kids who are engaged and active within their community.
Representatives from Dimmitt Automotive Group enjoyed spending an amazing day in Tampa Bay helping with the AMIkids Science Floating Classroom.
The Science Floating Classroom is a unique learning experience which introduces the kids to the field of marine biology. An educator teaches the participants a marine biology lesson, incorporating the core subjects of math and science. After the lesson, the kids get to enjoy a hands-on encounter with science as they wade into the waters of Tampa Bay and collect their own samples and specimens, examining the collections under an on-board microscope.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to help keep our community strong. These kids have bright futures ahead of them!