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Where Purpose Meets IMPACT

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR KIDS.

Project Impact 180 is a community-based leadership and mentoring program for youth 7-17 years of age living in high-risk communities. Our programs foster a safe place where youth are trained to creatively explore problems and solutions in their lives, families, and communities through nontraditional experiences. 

OUR  IMPACT
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"They were there for me during times that life was rough as a child and they gave me an outlet to express myself in a positive way."

Cathy Owens

"Yes, they truly care about the youth and work to make the world a better place for them." 

Kiara Stirgus

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20+ year Alumna

Married with 3 beautiful children

USM '21

Media & Entertainment Arts Management, BS

We integrate the 5c’s of the Personal Youth Development (PYD) model into our programming to promote positive experiences in a fun, engaging environment where youth thrive and make positive contributions to their lives, family, and communities.

CONFIDENCE

Foster a sense of belief and optimism in their ability to succeed despite adversities.

(SELF-AWARENESS)

COMPETENCE

We provide opportunities for youth to develop a positive self-view.

CONNECTION

Youth builds positive and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. (RELATIONSHIP SKILLS)

CHARACTER

Youth learn to take responsibility for constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions.

(RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING)

COMPASSION

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with individuals from diverse backgrounds to effectively understand societal norms for behavior.

(SOCIAL AWARENESS)

 

Elaine Marthel

"Learning is a change in behavior as a result of new experiences. I believe any child can learn when we provide them with meaningful  new experiences in a fun and engaging way."

Elaine Marthel
Founder & CEO

Our 1st Holiday Giveaway
Velle and Pastor Eddie
Enjoying a day in the community
Laughter is good for the soul!
Dominic at Obama Portraits
Exploring Historical data at the Art Institute
Our volunteers rock!
Sack race at the Ultimate Easter Hunt.
Rock climbing  -Summer Camp expereince
Malachi enjoying a day in the park.