IMPACT YOUTH CLUB at a Glance
"We are working together to bring our love to our communities, this is not a choice, it is our responsibility" - Wendy Wu, Founder
IMPACT Youth Club (IYC), a subsidiary of International Musicians Performing Arts Culture Troupe (IMPACT), is a student-run youth volunteer group aged from 5 and up. It was formed in New Jersey in 2013. Our mission is to organize and host the charity activities created by IMPACT 501© non-profit organization for the community. We currently have over a hundred members and the number is still growing. IYC has hosted many local events including the 2014 benefit concert for the American Cancer Society, a 2017 Walk-a-thon Pledge for Harvey Hurricane victims, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Open House, the 2015-2018 Market Street Mission to give Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless, 2019 Alzheimer's fundraising concert, senior center visits, a soup kitchen for homeless solution, trail clean-ups and many more. In 2019-2020 IYC open three branches in Connecticut, New York, and Taiwan.
IYC is very proud of being certified as a President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) group in 2014. The PVSA is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. IYC wins the GREATNONPROIT 2020 Top-Rated award.
IYC welcomes all students aging from kindergarten to high school. To join, please click the "Member" button.
Founded in 2011 by piano teacher Wendy Wu, IMPACT is a 501(c) non-profit organization that works to bolster acoustic music in the community.
OUR MISSION is to develop creative programs by integrating a unique blend of world cultures into our musical performances. We also hope to offer opportunities for aspiring artists and young musicians to perform at prestigious venues around the world. IMPACT provides a cultural and educational exchange experience through touring concerts partnered with local organizations that share our goals and interests.
The goal of the organization is threefold:
CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Bridging the gap between different cultures by using music as a common language to express our similarities and display our diversity as we perform and tour and tour in different countries
PERFORMANCE: Offering opportunities for aspiring artists and young musicians to perform at prestigious venues around the world. This allows the performers to display the artistic richness of the various nationalities they represent.
EDUCATION: Providing participants with musical enrichment through the preparation of their concert repertoire. They will learn about the different countries they visit while on tour, and expose the people they meet about the cultures the troupe represents through their performance.