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Build your
Skills Toolbox

YATC’s nine-month curriculum includes intensive, hands-on automotive training, academic instruction, life management skills and career preparation.

Design a Road Map for
your future

Since the program was founded in 1984, 90% of YATC graduates remain employed, are furthering their education or serving in the Armed Forces.

Become part of the
YATC Family

YATC’s support does not end at graduation. Alumni are part of a unique community and can receive assistance and mentoring as they navigate new paths to success.

A second chance for a better tomorrow

“I’m inspired by these kids every time I visit the school. They have the ability to succeed in life, but circumstances prevent them from achieving. We give them the break they need. And they know that they can always count on us. If times get tough and they need a hand they know where to call. These kids and their families are always part of our YATC family.”

Signature of Jim Moran

Our Founder

What is
YATC all about?

Members of YATC’s Class of 2021 talk about the YATC experience and how it changed their lives.

Wanda and Jim Moran, Jr.

Thank you to
all of our generous donors

All contributions large and small make a huge impact on our program.

Latest posts

Cool Wheels Car Show moved to April 24

Out of an abundance of caution due to the increasing number of Covid cases in South Florida, YATC has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2022 Cool Wheels Car Show previously scheduled for January 16.  The new date for the 10th Annual Cool Wheels is Sunday, April 24, 2022. The event will be held at […]

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A message from the Executive Director November 2021

Thanksgiving is always a time of reflection and gratitude. As 2021 has unfolded in a much different way than many of us anticipated, I know that we at YATC are more grateful than ever …

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YATC Welcomes new Board members

YATC is proud to welcome Amber Dawson and Steven Foley as new members of the Board of Directors.

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Scholarship winners from 2018

Join our mission! Support YATC today

The mission of the Youth Automotive Training Center is to train and educate at-risk youth in basic automotive repair skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. The goal of this program is to prepare young adults who are at a disadvantage in their lives to become self-sufficient, productive, law-abiding citizens.

Our program is funded solely through the generosity of friends like you! Please consider how you can support our critical mission to give disadvantaged young people a second chance in life.

Ways to give back

Save the date


April 24, 2022, 10:00 am

The 10th Annual YATC Cool Wheels Car Show has been rescheduled for April 24, 2022. The event will be held in Deerfield Beach at Quiet Waters Park, Bald Eagle Shelter. For questions, please contact (561) 452-3684.

Cool Wheels 2022 is coming soon!
2022 Cool Wheels Art
2021 Graduation Award winners

YATC supports a culturally diverse population, welcoming students ages 16-21 of any race, gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. YATC’s Non-Discriminatory Policy is:



399 S.W. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students or the school. It does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and other school administered programs.