The Back 2 School Blast occurs each August and offers free backpacks, school supplies, and fun activities.
In 2012, over 90 volunteers put on the first ever "Gear Up for School" event, which was our most personalized Back 2 School Blast event to date. 155 children who attend UYI's Leadership Academy and their siblings received a personalized gift of a backpack, school supplies, uniforms, socks, underwear and shoes fulfilling their back to school “wish list.” We could not have had such an incredible event without the contributions of time, funds and energy of our donors and volunteers.
See below slideshow to learn about our sponsors, supporters and key volunteers.
We want to thank the businesses and organizations that made this event possible including:
BDO, City of West Palm Beach, Celedinas Insurance Group, Church in the Farms, Cross Community Church, FPL, First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, First Presbyterian Church of NPB, Gleaning for the World, Gordon & Doner, Palm Beach International Raceway, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Royal Poinciana Chapel, Scientific Instruments, Shoreline Church, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, The Breakers, Tylander’s Office Solutions, TBC Corp., Office Depot and Wells Fargo.
The Back 2 School Blast fulfills Urban Youth Impact’s mission to love, equip and empower inner-city youth by providing resources to ensure inner-city youth are starting the year off on more equal footing with their peers. By providing everything from pencils to physicals, Urban Youth Impact minimizes inequities many from the inner-city feel so they can focus on what is most important – learning.
We rely on the faithful giving of generous donors to continue our important work.
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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.
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