UYI has amassed the experience, programming, and trusted partnerships to change the life trajectory of children living in neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantaged populations in Palm Beach County. It is the only faith-based organization in the area that takes a wholistic approach to serving inner-city youth with elementary education, afterschool programming, family supports, career readiness, and enrichment activities. More than 300 kids participate in UYI programs weekly throughout the year. Adding family members impacted, UYI estimates that 1,000+ people connect with its mission annually.
UYI’s long term goal is to provide services to children as they grow up, from preschool to college or career, being a constant source of support to lead and guide them to a successful future. Mentoring, academic support, spiritual engagement, enrichment, and college and career readiness are all things that surround kids in UYI programs and help them fulfill their God-given purpose.
WHO WE ARE
We exist to love, equip and empower inner-city youth to fulfill their God-given purpose.
Every student will be spiritually enriched, emotionally stable, academically prepared, and career ready.
Our Core Values:
Responsibility: We own our actions
Selflessness: We serve God in all that we do
Unity: We work for our mission as a team
Learning: We learn to grow
Dedication: We give our best
MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2022 - Charity Navigator Top Rated Charity - 2022
2022 - NonprofitsFirst Excellence in Non-Profit Management
2019 - NonprofitsFirst renewed Urban Youth Impact’s Excellence in Nonprofit Management
accreditation for the next 2 years, one of only 25 nonprofits in Palm Beach County to receive this accreditation out of approximately 6,000 nonprofits county-wide.
2019 - A City Proclamation was awarded by West Palm Beach Mayor Muoio to Urban Youth Impact for its 22+ year commitment and dedication to the Tamarind Avenue community.
2015 - Chick-fil-A chose Urban Youth Impact as the True Inspiration Award winner.
2013 - Extraordinary Charities of Palm Beach County recognized Urban Youth Impact for its excellent work among inner-city youth.
2012 - Bank of America presented Urban Youth Impact with the Neighborhood Builders Program award.
2010 - The Town of Palm Beach United Way and the United Way of Palm Beach County declared Urban Youth Impact a member agency.
2009 - The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) accredited Urban Youth Impact's ongoing status as a trusted Christian ministry.
2006 - The City of West Palm Beach and Mayor Lois Frankel honored Urban Youth Impact with the City’s Best Faith-Based/Nonprofit Outreach award.
2002 - The Nonprofit Resource Institute awarded Urban Youth Impact the Crystal Palm Award for Outstanding Emerging Nonprofit Organization.