The IMPACT Youth Enrichment Program provides a safe, nurturing after school environment that promotes academic, emotional, and social growth among middle school students.

IMPACT is designed to help students successfully navigate through the middle school years. Since 2001, IMPACT has been opening doors to unlimited opportunities and learning adventures for over 300 Shaker  Middle School students and families. Students are able to spend crucial out-of-school time in a safe and fun place while receiving academic support, mentoring, and essential life skills. The program runs Tuesday through Thursday from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. throughout the school year on the lower level of the church.

The program supports approximately 20 through compassionate paid and volunteer staff. United by a true strategic alliance, program funding is made possible through Shaker Heights Youth Center, First Unitarian Church, public and private foundations, and generous individuals. For more information, please visit our website at or contact our staff directly at:

Get Involved!  Visit the Signup Genius Page for IMPACT here.