This is the 12th in a 25-part series, 25 Days of Giving, that features Northern Utah non-profit agencies during the month of December.
What is the name of the non-profit?
Where are you located?
2305 Grant Avenue, Ogden
Hours of Service: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Hours vary for Friday and Saturday small group activities.
What does Youth Impact do?
Youth Impact conducts its many activities and programs consistent with promoting youths’ emotional and physical well-being by helping them cope with adversity, build self-esteem, and learn to work together with other youth and adults. We place a strong emphasis on family values, consistent and reliable study habits, a sense of self-worth, and a clear understanding of giving to others for the benefit of the entire community. For 23 years, Youth Impact has served youth living in the Ogden’s inner-city neighborhoods.
Every day during the school year, youth are transported in Youth Impact vans from 29 different area schools to the center. Upon sign-in, they receive a snack and then become involved in a variety of programs such as study hall, arts and crafts, automotive and hobby shop, and recreational sports — all supported by mentoring from our staff and volunteers. Dinner is served daily, and the participants are safely delivered to their home’s front door after the day’s events.
During the summer, the youth are picked up from 20 satellite sites and returned to their homes at the conclusion of the daily program. The emphasis is more about summer-fun activities — such as the athletic and recreational programs, fieldtrips and outings. Program values continue to be emphasized. Snacks and lunch are provided.
You should volunteer with this program if ...
You should volunteer with this program if you love being around kids in a fun and safe environment.
We are always in need of volunteers. Come share your hobbies and interests with our participants, or simply hang out with us during our open recreation. You can start volunteering today! Just undergo a simple process.
The first step in volunteering is attending an orientation. This allows potential volunteers to see the facility, as well as get a feel for the program. We ask our volunteers to assist in areas they enjoy, and/or bring hobbies and things that are of interest them. This is essential in adding to the family like environment we have created here at Youth Impact. Figuring out the areas, and to what degree an individual will volunteer, has proven very difficult if the potential volunteer has not attended an orientation.
How can people help?
Monthly Donations: Please contact our Chief Financial Officer Nicole Vaughn Hall at 801-612-6001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-time Donations: Mail your donation directly to Youth Impact.
C/O Nicole V. Hall
2305 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401
You can donate online to our Fundly account.
In-kind Donations: Below are some items to consider:
- School Supplies/Back Packs
- Recreational Items
- Art Supplies: Stained glass & ceramic supplies, wood & nails for wood shop, crafting supplies.
- Canned food items
- Bikes, skateboards & helmets
If you have an item that you would like to donate to Youth Impact, contact our facility for delivery arrangements and an extended list of needs at 801-612-3001.
2305 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401