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Apply to become
a YATC student

Begin your YATC journey by applying to become one of our students. Classes begin in September of each year and run through May.

What is YATC
All About?

Members of YATC’s Class of 2021 share an insider’s view of the program.

How it works

Begin your application

If you’re ready for a new beginning, start a student application for an opportunity to become a part of the YATC class of 2022!

Fill in your information

Provide some quick details including your name and background information.

prepare for an interview

Practice interviews prepare students for the real world.

If you’re an eligible candidate, be on the lookout for an email to set up an interview in the summer months.

“I consider myself extremely lucky that I was accepted into YATC. I am grateful that there are people who are willing to put so much time and money into a cause just to give people like me another shot. I know I did some bad things when I fell on tough times and I take responsibility for all my actions. But now I see my past doesn’t have to be my future.”

Ryan, Class of 2021 graduate

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Admission Criteria

Before you begin your YATC application, please review our admission criteria.

  • All applicants must fill out and submit application.
  • Applicants need to be between the ages of 16 and 21.
  • Eligible applicants will attend a series of interviews.
  • Students need to be able to attend classes from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
  • Students who are accepted to the YATC program will be notified by mid-August for the school year beginning in September.
  • Classes begin early September and last through the end of May.

Begin Application

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:
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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.