You can Get Involved and support
our work in the inner-city.

Volunteer, make a donation, come on staff, or get your church involved in mentoring inner-city youth. Your partnership will make a difference in the lives of inner-city youth and families in West Palm Beach.


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Urban Youth Impact Leadership Academy Helps Students Succeed in Every Way

by providing academic, social/emotional, physical and spiritual enrichment through the students’ formative years.

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Urban Youth Impact's arts program gives students the opportunity to explore and develop their talents.

Students involved in the arts program have performed at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, community events, local churches, and The Leadership Academy's end of the year program.

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Urban Youth Impact Mission

Urban Youth Impact exists to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to fulfill their God-given purpose.

Founded in 1997, Urban Youth Impact serves the Tamarind Avenue corridor and surrounding area in West Palm Beach.  The area has notoriously high crime rates – almost three times the national average for all crime types.  32% of youth living in the community are not expected to graduate from high school, two-thirds live below the poverty level, and it is more likely that youth from our community will go to jail than graduate high school.

Through its programs, UYI seeks to reverse troubling trends and fulfill its mission by offering programs designed to develop critical life-skills that result in less juvenile crime, fewer teen pregnancies, less substance abuse, less child abuse/domestic violence, and fewer school drop-outs.

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Charity Auction & Golf Classic Thank you! 2014

Thank you to everyone who made our 12th Charity Auction Dinner & Golf Classic successful!  With your help, we raised over $300,000 to help teach inner-city children and families to plant and nurture roots of character, integrity and perseverance that are Deeply Rooted * Firmly Planted.

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2013 Annual Report

Dear Friend,

It is our pleasure to share with you Urban Youth Impact’s 2013 Annual Report.  In it you will read stories, see statistics and have the opportunity to review our financial position.  In everything, we hope you’ll be encouraged to see how your giving, prayers, and volunteer hours are working to change lives here in the inner city of West Palm Beach.  We are truly grateful for your support.  Without it, we couldn’t do what we do!


Volunteer Opportunities


If working with inner-city kids is your passion, please see our opportunities to serve.


Academic Tutor    

Assist students with their homework and reading. We ask for a semester-long commitment for one hour 1x week. Monday-Friday, 2:30-6:30pm.


Where Your Money Goes

Urban Youth Impact takes its stewardship responsibility very seriously.  We are pleased that 93 cents out of every dollar given to our work goes directly to fund programs and services that help us fulfill our mission to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to fulfill their God-given purpose.   In addition to conducting annual audits, Urban Youth Impact is also a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which demonstrates our compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fundraising and board governance.

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Charity Auction & Golf Classic

Join us for the 12th Annual Charity Auction Dinner & Golf Classic

March 9th & 10th

Learn how you can help a child be deeply rooted, firmly planted.

Bill's Long Drive

Bill Hobbs took his "longest drive" when starting UYI.  Read how Bill's passion for the urban poor took him from the golf course to the ghetto.

Click here to get his story.

Leadership Academy

TLA provides students structured after-school educational assistance and enrichment.

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Learn how we're reshaping the thinking of teens and young adults through our year-round work program.

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Parent Programs

Monthly parenting classes, annual parents retreats, family picnics and ongoing family support.

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