You can Get Involved and support 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.
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.
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.
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.
Back in December, we described the line our annual Christmas Store generates in the Tamarind community, as parents and children eagerly await for the store to open. Once inside, parents can select free gifts for their children to open Christmas morning. Well, two of those parents who waited all night in line just recently completed our Roots & Wings class offered through the Family Empowerment Program.
“We are so pleased when parents who attend our outreach events decide to do more,” said Family Empowerment Director Pat Dixon. “This class offers the basic in parenting and how to run an effective household based on Biblical principles. Our goal is to break the cycle of hurt and give parents a new outlook on how to love their children.”
The Family Empowerment Program, established in 2002, is an important program that provides support for parents from our community. Our goal is to create strong parents who will build loving households and raise God-loving youth. The program offers monthly parenting classes and family nights; annual parents’ retreats and family picnics; Bible studies for women and men; benevolence support (food, clothing, and shelter assistance); priority shopping at our Christmas Store, and ongoing family support.
We rely on your giving to continue our important work.
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by Urban Youth Impact
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 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.
TLA provides students structured after-school educational assistance and enrichment.
Learn how we're reshaping the thinking of teens and young adults through our year-round work program.
Monthly parenting classes, annual parents retreats, family picnics and ongoing family support.
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Contributions benefit Urban Youth Impact, a not for profit tax exempt organization. Charitable registration number: CH9549. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Urban Youth Impact receives 100% of each contribution.