Welcome to Urban Youth Impact.
Urban Youth Impact is on a mission to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their families to fulfill their God-given purpose.
Through our programs, we seek to reverse troubling trends and fulfill our 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.
The primary goal of The Leadership Academy (TLA) is to prepare the students it serves to succeed in life by providing academic assistance, character development and spiritual enrichment through the students’ formative years.
TLA serves up to 150 students in grades K-9 daily during the school year through tutoring, computer-based literacy learning, faith-based instruction, life-skills and character building lessons, mentoring relationships, performing arts, field trips, and recreation.Read More
ReFrame gives students the opportunity to acquire life skills that are necessary for future employment. Since the start of this program in 2000, over 180 internship opportunities have been provided. In 2012, UYI launched its year-round ReFrame Work Program for in-school and out-of-school youth ages 16 to 22.
ReFrame’s year-long program is designed to empower young adults to become employable, eager and employed. For good. ReFrame is more than a job placement program; it will focus on building youth’s character and competency for them to accomplish their career goals.Read More
Family Empower Program
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.Read More
“Imagine being somewhere people care about me.” Terry, age 10
“Imagine having confidence in my abilities.” Nadia, age 12
Imagine being able to add 250 more children that are impacted
on a weekly basis through The Leadership Academy.
A Story of Change
Read Ricky's story of redemption
Ricky knew the need for rescuing. His mother was a cocaine addict; his older brothers in jail. He lived on the streets, taking shelter when possible in a shack without running water or electricity. At 16 he dropped out of school. He continued in his brothers’ footsteps, selling drugs on the corners of the roughest parts of West Palm Beach. But the soft-spoken and gentle young man sensed there was more to life.
Ricky first learned of Urban Youth Impact when he attended a basketball camp put on by the organization. Little by little, Ricky got more involved with Urban Youth Impact, ultimately applying to its Summer Work Program to get job training and his first employment experience…