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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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A Special Thanks from Mario

MarioI would love to thank you for this great opportunity to have an unforgettable experience at Urban Youth Impact’s Work Program, Reframe. I had a chance to work at JAY Ministries summer camp. I’ve made new friends and also made a friendship closer with a staff member I really didn’t know nor get along with that much…we just put our differences aside and started working together. The kids are fun to play with and the camp counselors are very nice and made me feel comfortable in a new environment.

My communication skills are improving a lot more as I interact more with the kids and staff. I also learned more about responsibility, organization, and most importantly goal making. I used to try and take on more than what I can handle but now I understand things can go a lot better if you take on step at a time but always stay three steps ahead. My relationship with kids has always been great but now it feels like I’ve improved x10 better.

I feel very blessed just by getting an opportunity such as this one I have so many words for how grateful I am but I’d rather show my appreciation by completing the Work Force Program, go to school and getting my diploma and plan my future with success! Again thank you so much for your donations and effort for giving this WONDERFUL opportunity this has been one of the best memory, experience, and blessings I’ve ever been giving.

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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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