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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.

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Your Giving Produces Real Changes

As the year draws to a close, I want to share some glimpses into how your giving makes a real difference in the lives of those we serve. Cece Student Leadership

Cece completed her high school diploma. What may seem a simple accomplishment took a lot of work for this young lady, but she worked hard for it and has pride in her success.

After the parent retreat in October, Charmaine wrote, “I must say, as for me, the weekend was well spent nourishing the soul, spirit, mind and body...the lesson I learned is to have FAITH in God and He will do the rest.”

Dreaming big, Hannah, a first grader, wrote, “When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter because I want to help people and take care of them.” Just a few days later, Hannah and her class got to visit West Palm Beach Fire/Rescue!

Mario sent his thanks after he worked in our Summer Work Program. Mario said, “My communication skills are improving a lot as I interact with the kids and staff. I also learned about responsibility, organization, and most importantly goal making.“

We need your support to continue our life-changing work! I humbly ask for your year-end support this year.

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy New Year!

P.S.—Your contribution at any level will make a difference.

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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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