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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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2013 Annual Report

Dear Friend,

It is our pleasure to share with you Urban Youth Impact’s 2013 Annual Report.  In it you will read stories, see statistics and have the opportunity to review our financial position.  In everything, we hope you’ll be encouraged to see how your giving, prayers, and volunteer hours are working to change lives here in the inner city of West Palm Beach.  We are truly grateful for your support.  Without it, we couldn’t do what we do!

In 2014, we are excited to move forward with our strategic plan, Vision 2020, as we enter the Go Deep phase.  Maximizing the space we gained during the Grow Up phase of the campaign, we will now focus on increasing hours for The Leadership Academy Team Leaders, fully funding our innovative ReFrame work program for teens and young adults, enhancing our Family Empowerment Program with a focus on strategic community partnerships, establishing a Studio of the Arts track in TLA, and finishing paying off our mortgage. 

We thank you for your past support and look forward to your partnership in 2014 as we continue to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to fulfill their God-given purpose.


Steve Scalici, Board Chairman                                            
Bill Hobbs, President/Founder

P.S. – Our Charity Auction Dinner & Golf Classic is coming up on Sunday, March 9 and Monday, March 10.  We hope you’ll be able to join us for our most important fundraiser of the year.  If you want more information or you’d like to be sure you get an invitation, contact Georgia Rose – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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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