Programs

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

                                                                               ~ Aristotle

Our Open-Recreation program runs year-round with our School Season hours being offered Monday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 7:00pm. However, on Wednesdays we have youth in the facility by 1:30 because of Ogden City School’s early out days. We offer Summer Season programs as well, those hours are TBA during the last month of school, and are generally run during the later part of the mornings and into the later part of the day.

Our Open-Rec. hours offer a variety of activities for the participants. Youth Impact’s goal is to find a “niche” for each and every young person who enters the program. We encourage our youth to actively participate in the many resources, games and activities we provide our youth. Listed below are some of the program areas and activities we offer.

Arts & Crafts

Showing their creative side.

The mediums for creativity are endless in this area of our program. Participants can work with stained glass, ceramics or wood working projects. Weekly guest artists introduce our participants to a variety of art mediums such as jewelry making, cartoon illustrations, and water colors.

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Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Showing their creative side.

Bike Shop

Learning mechanical skills.

During the late spring, summer, and early fall months, Youth Impact opens the Bike Shop where participants can build a bike from the ground up. With staff assistance, any participant can select parts, and use tools to create a bike that fits their style. With a few hours of community service, the bike is theirs to take home.

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Bike Shop

Bike Shop

Learning mechanical skills.

Community Service

Giving Back.

Youth Impact participants are encouraged to regularly participate in community service projects, to give back to the community that supports us. No matter their age, there is always something that each participant can help with. Youth Impact participants make Ogden a better place to live and to play!

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Community Service

Community Service

Giving Back.

Game Room

Activities for everyone.

In the warehouse sized space that is the Youth Impact Game Room, participants can relax and socialize with friends on the couches or turn up the radio and have a dance-off. The room is equipped with Air-Hockey, Ping-Pong, Foosball, and pool tables, and we jokingly call this room the "controlled chaos" of the program.

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Game Room

Game Room

Activities for everyone.

Garden Club

Showing their green thumbs.

Participants in the Garden Club plant seeds and get to watch their plants grow. After learning about and caring for the vegetables and flowers in the garden, participants celebrate with a harvest. Salads and salsas are regular treats in the summer time.

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Garden Club

Garden Club

Showing their green thumbs.

Girl Scouts

Courage, Confidence & Character

Every service and activity at Youth Impact is available to our participants at no charge. All girls in the Youth Impact program are invited to participate in Girl Scouts, where they will have fun and learn new skills. Girl Scouts learn about the world around them, make crafts, and of course, sell cookies.

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Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Courage, Confidence & Character

Hiking Club

The Great Outdoors

Hiking Club is a great opportunity to get out and about in the Youth Impact summer program. Hikers of all ages discover nature as they explore the many trails just beyond our city. Our hiking club is also responsible for maintaining these trails in the form of community service.

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Hiking Club

Hiking Club

The Great Outdoors

Meals & Snacks

Daily meals and snacks for all.

Ribs and pasta salad, and nachos are favorites down at Youth Impact. Everyday, Youth Impact participants are provided with a delicious snack after school and a hot meal before they go home. Though the schedule is different for summer program, participants are still ensured a snack and a meal everyday of program.

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Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Daily meals and snacks for all.

Playground

Outdoor activities to enjoy.

Basketball, dodgeball, and flag football. Jump rope, hop scotch and sidewalk chalk. Youth Impact has the luxury of a sizable outdoor space, where participants of all ages can play safely in a contained area. outdoor activities are planned daily by the playground supervisors.

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Playground

Playground

Outdoor activities to enjoy.

Points Pantry

Something special for the kids.

Youth Impact participants are given points as an allowance for helping with chores at the end of each day, and for going out of their way to help around the building. These points can then be spent in our monthly Points Pantry, where they can purchase toys, clothes, candy or school supplies. items like toothpaste, shampoo and other hygiene products are available for very little or no points for the participants.

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Points Pantry

Points Pantry

Something special for the kids.

Read & Respond

Nothing like a good book.

Elementary age Youth Impact participants read every day. The staff in the Read & Respond program make sure that participants who aren't at reading level get the assistance that they need. One-on-one attention is available with Weber State volunteers, and reading groups are open for younger participants who aren't reading on their own yet.

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Read & Respond

Read & Respond

Nothing like a good book.

Rocket Club

Talk about rocket science.

Rocket Club is a program that was started by Bill Cooper, a volunteer from Autoliv, who was transferred to the area from Virginia. In this club, participants get to build their own rockets from kits that are designed for beginners. Just pop out the fins and glue, glue, glue. In the warmer months, participants launch rockets with the supervision of staff, and win prizes for whose goes the highest!

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Rocket Club

Rocket Club

Talk about rocket science.

Science Learning Area

Exploring new ideas.

A hot spot for our elementary age participants, the Science Learning Area is where participants are allowed to create simple arts & crafts and play learning games. University students from Weber State's Zoology program regularly present animal facts to the participants in this area. Whether they bring snakes and spiders or puppies and kittens, they always draw a crowd.

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Science Learning Area

Science Learning Area

Exploring new ideas.

Snowboard Club

Tearing up the slopes.

Thanks to cooperation with local resorts, Youth Impact is able to offer Snowboard Club at no cost to our participants. Each child is equipped with all of the safety gear and outerwear necessary to stay snug and secure on the mountain. Beginners are given weekly lessons, and the more experienced riders perfect their skills with Youth Impact staff on the weekends.

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Snowboard Club

Snowboard Club

Tearing up the slopes.

Study Hall

Reading, writing, arithmatic.

With internet access and high school text books aplenty, Youth Impact's Study Hall provides homework assistance and individual tutoring for all participants, elementary to high school. With the support of a licensed teacher, and numerous Weber State volunteers, Youth Impact participants have all of their after-school educational needs met. Each participant's progress and attendance in school is monitored weekly by a Youth Impact staff member.

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Study Hall

Study Hall

Reading, writing, arithmatic.

Team Sports

It's a team effort.

Youth Impact will support and assist any of our participants who desire to participate in individual sports or extra curricular activities. Based on interest and participation, many team sports are available through the Youth Impact program at no cost to participants. Basketball, baseball, softball and flag-football are some of our most popular team sports.

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Team Sports

Team Sports

It's a team effort.

Transportation

Getting them where they need to be.

Youth Impact provides daily transportation from any school in the Ogden City School District to our center. Each night, every participant is given a ride to their home. Transportation is provided for all team sports and extra-curricular activities as well.

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Transportation

Transportation

Getting them where they need to be.

Weekend & Small Group Activities

Always a good time.

In addition to the Open-Recreation program, we spend time on the weekends participating in small group activities. These activities are spent participating in service projects, field trips, and special events throughout the community. Small groups allow for our staff and mentors to build stronger relationships with our participants and ultimately provide more communication and understanding of each other. It is these relationships that enable us to better assist our youth in their daily lives.

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Weekend & Small Group Activities

Weekend & Small Group Activities

Always a good time.

Welding Club

Sparking new careers.

With the generous help of our friends at Boman-Kemp Steel, our high school participants are given the opportunity to learn welding from some of the best in town. Participants who are interested in the program build on their skills each week with individual attention from experienced welders.

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Welding Club

Welding Club

Sparking new careers.

Youth In Transition

Resources and mentoring for success.

Our Youth in Transition program is designed to provide our participants with an acclamation to various trades, social skills, and job opportunities. YIT staff offer our youth daily needed resources, mentoring, and individual care that help them succeed as individuals. Youth In Transition classes focus on life skills and team building, and staff discuss future college and career opportunities. In addition to broadening our participant's sights as to the many options out there, we place a major focus on resumes, interviews, basic appearance, social, and communication skills.

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Youth In Transition

Youth In Transition

Resources and mentoring for success.