Formerly known as Jacksonville Marine Institute (JMI), AMIkids Jacksonville provides educational and counseling services to Duval County at risk youth, providing them opportunities to become productive citizens. The new AMI Kids school is located at 13375 Beach Blvd in Jacksonville, FL 32246. Builders Care worked as the contracter, overseeing the entire rebuilding of the school from start to finish. The project completed in the spring of 2014, and the school had an Grand Opening/Open House on June 5.
It was an honor for Builders Care to be a part of the project; as Executive Directore Matthew Wilford said, “The school is a tremendous asset to our community.”
In addition to the work that Builders Care did, there were countless community partnerships. The AMIKids Jacksonville renovation was made possible throught the generous support of the community. Project manager Pam Dulin put it well when she said, "we couldn't have done all the work...at [the] AMIkids Jacksonville renovation without the collaboration between the profit and non-profit entities...Money is one thing to be made but changing the life of a teen in trouble is priceless."
With the updated facilities, classes resumed in modern and clean spaces that provide a rich learning environment for the students. Below are pictures of the completed work.