At Urban Youth Impact in West Palm Beach, the 33,000 square foot campus hums with activity all summer long. Craig Goldenfarb took a visit of the building in July, accompanied by founder Bill Hobbs, to meet some of the children who benefit from the programs and learn about the non-profit organization’s mission. Craig was also there to make a $500 donation to the organization.
Craig’s donation will be matched by the Board of Directors for their summer fundraising drive, turning it into $1,000 – money that will go a long way in funding Urban Youth Impact’s programs while kids are out of school.
Urban Youth Impact is a Christian-based non-profit that seeks to empower and equip inner-city youth with life skills through programs that provide education, job training, and mentorships. Thousands of children from all around Palm Beach County each year participate in Urban Youth Impact’s main program, an after-school reading tutorship.
During the summer, when these children are out of school, the facility turns into one big exciting summer camp, keeping these children entertained, engaged in positive activities, and off the streets. “We focus on this community because these children and young adults need to know that they are important, and their lives matter” said Hobbs of the young boys and girls he is surrounded by every day. Hobbs has but one goal: to make these kids understand that they are loved, and that they have a purpose in life.
In addition to the $500 donation, Craig will also be providing equipment and goods, including a large flat-screen television to use on campus.
To learn more about Urban Youth Impact, and find out how you can donate to the organization’s summer fundraising drive or volunteer your time, please visit www.urbanyouthimpact.com. Remember that 94% of all donations go directly to programming that will impact the lives of the children UYI serves.
UYI and Craig Goldenfarb