WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1997, Urban Youth Impact is the only faith-based organization serving the most at-risk inner-city youth in Palm Beach County, primarily through an award-winning after-school program. They are loved through trusting relationships, equipped with academics to succeed in school, empowered with leadership skills to begin successful careers, their potential is expanded by discovering artistic and creative talents, and they are guided to discover their purpose in life.
Each week more than 300 inner-city youth are loved, equipped and empowered by this ministry and its funding partners through award-winning signature programs The Leadership Academy (TLA),
Reframe and SMART (Science Meets Art).
The primary focus is in neighborhoods identified by Children’s Services Council as areas with the most at-risk children based on indicators such as poverty levels, school readiness, graduation rates, teen birth rates, percent of children on free/reduced lunch and the evidence of fatherlessness. Areas include West Palm Beach’s Tamarind Avenue corridor and sections of Riviera Beach.
We exist to love, equip and empower inner-city youth to fulfill their God-given purpose.
We Own Nothing
We “Own” It
We Are Ambitious For The Mission & The Team
We Learn To Grow
We Give Our Best
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2019 - Nonprofits First 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.