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Where Young People Meet & Thrive at the

Imagine a place where young people can congregate and have all their needs met, academically, athletically, socially, and personally. Would you call that place school? Home? Church? Here in the community of Fort Lauderdale, we call that place Youth Impact Center—or YIC. Welcome to our thriving community.
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Where Young People Meet & Thrive at the

Imagine a place where young people can congregate and have all their needs met, academically, athletically, socially, and personally. Would you call that place school? Home? Church? Here in the community of Fort Lauderdale, we call that place Youth Impact Center—or YIC. Welcome to our thriving community.
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ABOUT US

Where Your Story Meets Ours

YIC’s founders have a background in compassionate healthcare and believe that changing the world begins with serving the community—especially our youth. The Youth Impact Center was inspired by the idea of creating something truly special for young people in our area: a safe and nurturing environment where students can study, exercise, or simply hang out with friends. Our modern facility, along with our caring mentors, serve to create a space that students will want to come back to regularly.

Where are we? We are proud to serve the beautiful community in Fort Lauderdale. This is the special location where we hope your story will become a part of ours.

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ABOUT US

Where Your Story Meets Ours

YIC’s founders have a background in compassionate healthcare and believe that changing the world begins with serving the community—especially our youth. The Youth Impact Center was inspired by the idea of creating something truly special for young people in our area: a safe and nurturing environment where students can study, exercise, or simply hang out with friends. Our modern facility, along with our caring mentors, serve to create a space that students will want to come back to regularly.

Where are we? We are proud to serve the beautiful community in Fort Lauderdale. This is the special location where we hope your story will become a part of ours.

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Coach and team putting hands together
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Athletic Excellence

Our center is home to an impressive indoor space, complete with protective matting and exercise equipment, in addition to a team of caring coaches. YIC is also where the Pine Crest Panthers wrestling team practices regularly.
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One-on-One Mentoring

The YIC mentors truly care about the young members of our community. Their role at the center is to be available for any young person in need of educational or personal guidance, support, or simply a friendly face.

WHAT WE OFFER

Enriching The Youth
At YIC

Our programs and services allow for a full spectrum of student success. We offer a safe place for young people to hang out with friends, receive academic and personal support from mentors, enjoy the exercise equipment, and practice a range of inside sports. We welcome all students and continually strive to meet their wide range of interests.
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Academic Support

The academic tutors at YIC take a compassionate approach to learning. Patience, kindness, and an ability to make learning fun are just as important as knowledge of the subject matter. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are both available.
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A Social Hub

YIC can serve as a place for youth to focus on school and athletic objectives, but it can also serve as a place to relax, socialize, and make new friends for life. Our hangout area is fully equipped to accommodate more than a few teens and even more laptops. Did we also mention our snack area and refrigerator?

WHAT WE OFFER

Enriching The Youth
At YIC

Our programs and services allow for a full spectrum of student success. We offer a safe place for young people to hang out with friends, receive academic and personal support from mentors, enjoy the exercise equipment, and practice a range of inside sports. We welcome all students and continually strive to meet their wide range of interests.
YIC logo

Athletic Excellence

Our center is home to an impressive indoor space, complete with protective matting and exercise equipment, in addition to a team of caring coaches. YIC is also where the Pine Crest Panthers wrestling team practices regularly.
YIC logo

One-on-One Mentoring

The YIC mentors truly care about the young members of our community. Their role at the center is to be available for any young person in need of educational or personal guidance, support, or simply a friendly face.
YIC logo

Academic Support

The academic tutors at YIC take a compassionate approach to learning. Patience, kindness, and an ability to make learning fun are just as important as knowledge of the subject matter. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are both available.
YIC logo

A Social Hub

YIC can serve as a place for youth to focus on school and athletic objectives, but it can also serve as a place to relax, socialize, and make new friends for life. Our hangout area is fully equipped to accommodate more than a few teens and even more laptops. Did we also mention our snack area and refrigerator?
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WHY YOUTH IMPACT CENTER?

YIC Is A Valuable No-Cost Programming Resource

FOR YOUTH BETWEEN AGES 6 TO 18

Students: Now there are two centers in Pinecrest Square where you can have fun while pursuing your dreams. Simply put, we created YIC for you. Whether you want to get better grades, improve in sports, or make new friends—YIC is the place where you can do it all.

Parents: You can feel confident that there is a place outside of home and school where your children and teens can be safe and enjoy enriching academic and athletic experiences. Our values are family focused, and our goal is to see your children succeed. We are dedicated to providing the resources, sense of community, and attention that is needed to build a confident, balanced sense of self in the young people of this community.

Schools: You do the best with the resources you have. Consider YIC as an additional, free resource to give your students a boost in academics and athletics. Our goal is to help youth and teens to achieve improved test scores through our Enrichment Center, where tutoring and study spaces are available, and improved athletic performance because of extra practice in our Athletic Center. You can feel good knowing that after the final bell rings, your students have a safe environment with extended hours and no-cost programs waiting for them at YIC.

Register For A Program
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WHY YOUTH IMPACT CENTER?

YIC Is A Valuable No-Cost Programming Resource

FOR YOUTH BETWEEN AGES 6 TO 18

Students: Now there are two centers in Pinecrest Square where you can have fun while pursuing your dreams. Simply put, we created YIC for you. Whether you want to get better grades, improve in sports, or make new friends—YIC is the place where you can do it all.

Parents: You can feel confident that there is a place outside of home and school where your children and teens can be safe and enjoy enriching academic and athletic experiences. Our values are family focused, and our goal is to see your children succeed. We are dedicated to providing the resources, sense of community, and attention that is needed to build a confident, balanced sense of self in the young people of this community.

Schools: You do the best with the resources you have. Consider YIC as an additional, free resource to give your students a boost in academics and athletics. Our goal is to help youth and teens to achieve improved test scores through our Enrichment Center, where tutoring and study spaces are available, and improved athletic performance because of extra practice in our Athletic Center. You can feel good knowing that after the final bell rings, your students have a safe environment with extended hours and no-cost programs waiting for them at YIC.

Register For A Program
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WHY YOUTH IMPACT CENTER?

Top 4 Reasons We Think You Will Love It Here At YIC

PASSIONATE FOUNDERS

  • The Chen Family Mission Foundation is a leading partner with YIC, serving communities around the world in providing access to health care, education, spiritual enrichment, and local development. The organization is fully dedicated to supporting its communities through its philanthropic efforts and created Youth Impact Center to serve young people in South Florida and beyond. 

WIDE-RANGING PROGRAMS

We are continually developing our academic and athletic programs with the mindset of providing a broad range of activities to accommodate diverse interests. We are dedicated to helping students to strive and achieve their goals.
  • MODERN FACILITIES

    The YIC is comprised of 2 spacious studios, the Enrichment Center, and the Athletic Center, both designed with the utmost care to ensure students have the resources and environment needed to learn and thrive, in addition to having access to a talented and capable staff.

FUN

We want for our young members to be successful, but this is not going to happen if they are not enjoying themselves. That is why we inject creativity and fun into every activity and aspect of the center. We invite you to visit us and see for yourself.
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WHY YOUTH IMPACT CENTER?

Top 4 Reasons We Think You Will Love It Here At YIC

PASSIONATE FOUNDERS

  • The Chen Family Mission Foundation is a leading partner with YIC, serving communities around the world in providing access to health care, education, spiritual enrichment, and local development. The organization is fully dedicated to supporting its communities through its philanthropic efforts and created Youth Impact Center to serve young people in South Florida and beyond. 

WIDE-RANGING PROGRAMS

We are continually developing our academic and athletic programs with the mindset of providing a broad range of activities to accommodate diverse interests. We are dedicated to helping students to strive and achieve their goals.
  • MODERN FACILITIES

    The YIC is comprised of 2 spacious studios, the Enrichment Center, and the Athletic Center, both designed with the utmost care to ensure students have the resources and environment needed to learn and thrive, in addition to having access to a talented and capable staff.

FUN

We want for our young members to be successful, but this is not going to happen if they are not enjoying themselves. That is why we inject creativity and fun into every activity and aspect of the center. We invite you to visit us and see for yourself.

Hear From Our Inspired Management Team

We Are Largely Defined By Our Wonderful Team!

The YIC staff is fully dedicated to bringing the community youth amazing programming on a regular basis, while providing them with a safe, nurturing environment to grow, learn, and achieve.
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"The mission of YIC is to provide a place where youth can achieve their goals. We are equipping them with the tools that will be valuable on their journey of athletic, personal, and spiritual growth."

Jonathan Taylor

Head, YIC

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“Empowering youth at the community level is a priority for the YIC. Through our athletic and enrichment programs, we seek to reach all youth to set them on a path to success.”

Jenetha Whitney

Assistant Head, YIC

Hear From Our Inspired Management Team

We Are Largely Defined By Our Wonderful Team!

The YIC staff is fully dedicated to bringing the community youth amazing programming on a regular basis, while providing them with a safe, nurturing environment to grow, learn, and achieve.
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"The mission of YIC is to provide a place where youth can achieve their goals. We are equipping them with the tools that will be valuable on their journey of athletic, personal, and spiritual growth."

Jonathan Taylor

Head, YIC

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“Empowering youth at the community level is a priority for the YIC. Through our athletic and enrichment programs, we seek to reach all youth to set them on a path to success.”

Jenetha Whitney

Assistant Head, YIC

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CONTACT US

Growing Leaders For The Next Generation

To help fulfill our mission, we’re counting on you! If you have a question about the center or any of our programs, please reach out to us via the contact form. We’d love to hear from you!
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CONTACT US

Growing Leaders For The Next Generation

To help fulfill our mission, we’re counting on you! If you have a question about the center or any of our programs, please reach out to us via the contact form. We’d love to hear from you!