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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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Photography students

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.

Video Testimonial

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

The other day a kindergartener, Miles, was listening to a book in the hallway.  He was, in theory, supposed to be reading along while listening. Terryon, our facilities manager/discipline assistant who grew up in the community, walked by.  He sat down to spend a few minutes with Miles, and he quickly realized that Miles wasn’t recognizing the words on the page.

Terryon started pointing to words one-by-one as the audio book continued.  Knowing he had to leave soon, Terryon picked out one word to break down to teach Miles – amazing.  Terryon covered each syllable, teaching Miles to sound out the word.  Then they went letter by letter over and over until Miles could spell “amazing” on his own.

Terryon had to show off his latest prodigy, so they went into the kindergarten/first grade classroom to show his classmates.  Later, when Miles’ dad came to pick him up quickly spelled out, “a-m-a-z-i-n-g”! His dad was beaming from ear to ear.

Your giving funds amazing results like a kindergartener who knows how to spell that word!  The attention and praise Miles has gotten is sure to be memorable, spurring him on to greater, more amazing accomplishments in the years to come. With all of our programs now in full swing, your support is truly needed and appreciated more than ever. Your amazing generosity helps us continue our mission to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to fulfill their God-given purpose.

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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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ReFrame

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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