Despite urgent cancer battle, Youth Impact founder Robb Hall presses forward

JANAE FRANCIS, Standard-Examiner Staff OGDEN — A man responsible for answering thousands of the community’s most important prayers now finds himself in need of as many. The founder and director of Youth Impact, Robb Hall, 51, announced last week that he has stage 4 melanoma, a cancer that may take his life within weeks. “I believe in prayers and good vibes,” Hall said Tuesday in a discussion about his chances of survival. “I believe in miracles.” Hall is undergoing a course of chemotherapy that, if Continue reading →

Creating Change Through Education: JJ’s Story

Story courtesy of United Way of Northern Utah When J.J. was 14, his life was heading the wrong direction. From his street-tough appearance to skipping school, he lived a life devoid of rules or responsibility. He didn’t care about school and rarely attended, and he received no support or motivation from family. When he left home and had to move in with some cousins, he wasn’t expecting anything to change. Through his cousins, J.J. heard about programs at Youth Impact, an Ogden non-profit that provides Continue reading →