Federal Magistrate and First Circuit Court of Appeals Judges visit AMIkids Donaldsonville

Staff reports

Federal Magistrate Judge Karen Roby of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana visited AMIkids Donaldsonville on Friday, August 20, 2010.  Her message to the students was focused around the importance of Forgiveness.  “In order to be forgiven, one must forgive” stated Judge Roby.    Judge Roby spoke at AMIkids Donaldsonville in celebration of “National Forgiveness Day”. 

Judge John Guidry of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals visited AMIkids Donaldsonville on Wednesday, August 25, 2010.  Judge Guidry spoke to the students about the importance of education.  Judge Guidry kicked off AMIkids Donaldsonville’s Studious Behavior Month activities.  “Education is the key to success” stated Judge Guidry.  “Take advantage of this program and all it has to offer”.

Both of these events were coordinated with the Thibodaux Regional Office of the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice.

 AMIkids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing a promising future to troubled youth who have been adjudicated or have failed in conventional school settings. Since 1969, AMIkids has partnered with local communities to help more than 95,000misguided youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids operates 56 schools in eight states focusing on family values, education, character building and experiential learning

For more information about the AMIkids, AMIkids Donaldsonville, to schedule a tour of the facility or to donate to the program, please contact Tamiko Francis Garrison, Executive Director at 225-474-8820 or visit our website at