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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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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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Tis’ the Giving Season

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. In six days we will give thanks for all that we have—thanks for turkey and casseroles, cranberry sauce, and pie. Thanks for family and friends and football. And then, we will spend two days chasing after things we don’t have.

A day for giving thanks, and two for getting deals.

That’s why in ten days, 1,000 organizations from all over the United States are joining together to give back! Tuesday, November 27, 2012 has been devoted completely to giving back to those who don’t have as much to be thankful for.

 #GivingTuesday is calling YOU to action! We're inviting you to join the movement with Urban Youth Impact by purchasing a toy for a needy child in West Palm Beach to open on Christmas morning. You can do this from the comfort of your home by visiting our Amazon Wishlist. That’s it! Done. Your gift will ship directly to our facilities and we’ll distribute them on December 15th at our Annual Christmas Store. Easy, right? See, giving back isn’t so hard—and the five minutes you spend browsing toys on Amazon will create a lasting memory for a child this Christmas. 

For more information, please visit Urban Youth Impact's partner page or call 561.832.9220. We hope you'll join us in giving this season! 

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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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