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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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Change a child's life this summer

A campfire can change a life.  So can a field trip to the local beach or a trip halfway across the country to a camp tucked in the mountains of Missouri.  Each of these experiences offers new opportunities for the children we serve to learn about themselves and to realize how different life can be. They encounter hope as they get outside of the inner city, sometimes for the first time in their life.  

This summer, you have the opportunity to change a child’s life.  At Summer Jam, we’ll host 60 children daily for creative learning, field trips and fun recreation.  This year’s theme is “Broadening Your Horizons.”  You can sponsor a child for $350 for the seven-week program.  $50 will pay for a week at camp; $10 will allow one child to attend camp for a day.  That day could be the day they have that experience that will set their life on a different course.

In early June, forty-one children will climb on a bus and make a 26 hour trip to Branson, Missouri where they’ll spend a week at Kids Across America, a sleep-away camp designed for children from the inner city.  They’ll hike, swim in the lake, kayak, eat s’mores, sleep in cabins.  In short, they’ll be away from the asphalt, the chaos that often marks their lives, and the dangers that surround them.  Children simply aren’t the same when they return.  Their eyes are opened, their hope is renewed and their resolve is settled, giving them a readiness to overcome.  It costs $500 to send a child to this week-long camp.  $225 would pay for a child’s transportation to camp and back.  $51 will provide food for a child. 

We are just more than $10,000 away from our goal ($41,500) to make all these summer experiences happen for the children living in the inner city of West Palm Beach.  Please donate now and help change a life this season.

Thank you for investing in these special summer experiences that will love, equip and empower inner-city youth 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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