Executive Director Message
Dear Friends of YATC:
The new school year is underway and we are looking forward to great things from the Class of 2016. This year's selection process was as competitive as ever, and the staff worked diligently to ensure that the 30 new students were motivated and ready for the challenges of the program.
Speaking of motivation, there's a great sense of energy and purpose in the halls of YATC this fall. Along with two new staff members who joined the team recently, YATC's Advisory Board is re-energized with new initiatives and expanded responsibilities to support the staff in providing services and programs needed to give our students a "jump start" on life that Founder Jim Moran wanted.
We are so fortunate to have the support of many talented volunteers who give their time and skills to benefit the students and graduates. If you stop by the school one morning, you will probably find Lucy Torres here, smiling as always, and prepping lunch for the students to eat during their mid-day break. You can read more about Lucy's special award in this newsletter, but she is only one of many who invest in the success of YATC. Whether serving on the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Tutor Committee or helping with administrative tasks, these individuals are really part of the heart and soul of YATC. Thank you for all you do for the kids!