By: Mike Springer
March 27, 2013
Tallahassee, FL-Youth from across the Sunshine state were at the Capitol Wednesday. They're asking lawmakers to support programs that help troubled children.
This was part of AMIKids' annual Florida Legislative Day. The children met with their local politicians to encourage them to support AMIKids.
AMIKids provides educational and housing opportunities for children who have had trouble with the law.
Local law enforcement says programs like AMIKids are critical to support
"Often times, these are the progams, the last programs these kids will ever have before they take that crossroads to either a future in crime or they make that crossroads towards coming back into society and becoming good citizens," said Major Lewis Johnson with the Tallahassee Police Department.
AMIkids is a non-profit organization. The group says it's helped more than 100,000 youths improve their lives.
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks also declared it AMIKids Day in Tallahassee.
It is a non-profit organization that works with children across the state.