An Ode to Our Volunteers

It's Volunteer Appreciation week! Didn't you know? Probably not. Which is why we wanted to make it a big dealbecause it is! Your hours of service and devotion have not gone unnoticed. We're always grateful for you, but this week just gives us an excuse to throw some confetti, serve some cake, drink some coffee and cheer for YOU! Our impact in the Tamarind Avenue Corridor is greater because of people like YOU. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for partnering with us this year. 

We asked our volunteers why they volunteer at UYI and here's what they said: 


“I enjoy tutoring at UYI because of their mission to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to fulfill their God-given purpose, but also, because of the kids' and the team leaders' infectious energy and passion!  Who can resist helping kids learn and grow in such a loving, structured, and happy atmosphere!  Thank you, UYI, for all you do!!!”Cathy Finn

 “It's been a joy to spend time with and get to know the kids in The Leadership Academy, and to witness the passion and commitment of the staff.”Jan Schroeder

 “I volunteer because I love God and His children. I chose UYI because I have always cared about the underdog and I know that one person can make a difference in a kid’s life and I try to be that person for them.”Hilary Powers

 “There is a lot of love! It's obvious that the vision for Urban Youth was rendered for the love of kids, staffed with love, and is run by love…I enjoy volunteering at Urban Youth Impact because it's a fun, awe-inspiring, God-filled place! “Sharde Oliver

 “I love helping out at Urban Youth Impact. The staff and the kids appreciate the assistance. The commitment of the organization to changing lives is passionate and effective.”Shaun Kelly

 “I have been able to work with the same kids for the last three years. It has been such an honor to watch them grow up. Some days I may go into UYI feeling tired or stressed, but the kids never fail to share their energy, joy, and love with me. They are true blessings in my life!”Abby Pallotta

 “Volunteering with Urban Youth Impact is a tremendous opportunity. It doesn't matter if you end up sweating because most likely you are probably smiling and laughing too. It is a privilege to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people while serving our community and its’ critical needs. There are so many different ways to get involved, and if you believe in UYI’s mission it will never feel like work.” John Cupini

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