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Urban Youth Impact, Inc.

Listing Last Update: May 3, 2016

Location

2823 North Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.urbanyouthimpact.com

Primary Contact

Pamela Newsome

(561) 832-9220 Ext:102

pnewsome@urbanyouthimpact.com

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

The Leadership Academy which is designed to prepare students to succeed in life by providing academic assistance, character development and spiritual enrichment through the students’ formative years. TLA serves 140 students in grades K-9, from 2:15pm to 6:30pm every weekday during the school year with tutoring, computer-based literacy learning, life-skills and character building lessons, positive mentorship, performing arts, field trips and recreation. In addition to homework help, character development lessons, and recreation, The Leadership Academy conducts the following academic initiatives:

· Reading Plus: Computer-based software that transforms how, what, and why students read. It prepares them to engage with complex text by developing all three dimensions of successful readers – capacity, efficiency, and motivation.

· SMART: “Where Science Meets Art,” this hands-on curriculum focuses on the integration of science and art, including options for students to participate in science experiments, coding, photography, violin, visual arts, and piano instruction. We offered 27 different extended learning opportunities last year and expect to offer more this year.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1997, the mission of Urban Youth Impact is to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to achieve their God-given potential.

Hours of operation: M-F 9am- 6:30 pm

Cost info: We charge a nominal application fee of $50 per child with a maximum family contribution of $100 for the entire academic school year- September through May. We charge a $25 per child fee for our Summer Jam summer camp which runs from June- August.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

During the 2014-2015 school year 90% of students in TLA improved or achieved their reading level as measured by Lexile, a scale for measuring both reading ability of an individual and the text complexity of materials he or she encounters.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Our program primarily serves low to moderate income students living in the zip codes of 33401, 33404 and 33407 in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach.

We currently hope to see 80% of our students show reading improvements and because of this increase in literacy, also develop a love of learning and be able to promote on time and ultimately graduate on time and enroll in college.

Program Status:
Active