2018 October E-Newsletter

YATC welcomes the Class of 2019

2019 Class First Day

YATC is proud to announce our 40th class! With 29 men and one woman ages 17 to 21, this class is gearing up for a brighter future as part of the YATC Class of 2019.
Next May, upon successful completion of the program, these students will be prepared with basic automotive repair skills, academic enhancements, job readiness and life management skills, enabling them to join more than 700 alumni who received a second chance at success. Many of these YATC students have experienced poverty, crime, abuse and addiction even before reaching their teen years.
"Our Founder Jim Moran believed in second chances and he believed in YATC," said Larry McGinnes, president of the Board of Directors. "He created YATC to provide students with the tools they need to succeed. We are honored to continue Mr. Moran's dream of helping students - regardless of their race, social status or background - achieve a brighter future and plan on doing so for a very long time."

A message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends of YATC:

As many of you know, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Our Founder Jim Moran. While we at YATC experience the vision and passion he had for helping others on a daily basis, we certainly miss having him stop in to meet the students or talk about plans for enhancing the program. We always operate with the mindset of "What would Mr. Moran want us to do?"

This year, YATC is pleased to partner with The Jim Moran Foundation to provide all current students with a copy of Mr. Moran's book, Jim Moran: The Courtesy Man, which we feel will not only enhance their reading comprehension skills, but also give them an up-close look at the man who made the YATC program possible.
While YATC graduates have long received a copy of his book at graduation, this is the first year that the words of Our Founder will be a part of the academic curriculum. It's a great way for these students to get to know Mr. Moran in a special and personal way. Thank you to Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation for your generous donation and support of the program.
As always, I want to send our appreciation to all those who work so hard to make sure our students receive the best education, counseling, opportunities and support possible. From the staff to our volunteers, board members, tutors and advisory board, the YATC team is top notch. Thank you for all you do for YATC!

Terry Routley


Jim Moran Classic November 9 & 10, 2018

YATC has gratefully received the majority of its annual budget from the Jim Moran Classic for more than three decades. Always a fun weekend of friendship, golf, tennis and activities for all ages, the Jim Moran Classic has been a tradition since 1986.With sadness, YATC's Board of Directors made the difficult decision earlier this year that 2018 will be the final year of this amazing event.
"This fundraiser started as a small, local golf tournament that quickly grew into a weekend-long golf and tennis reunion of friends who contributed so generously that YATC's annual budget was covered for many years," said Executive Director Terry Routley. "While the decision to end this tradition was not easy to make, after 32 wonderful years we felt that the time has come to allocate our resources a bit differently but in a way that will ensure YATC will continue to serve our students and graduates with the best possible individual support and focus."
While YATC is very sad to see the tradition of the Jim Moran Classic come to an end, we know the 2018 Jim Moran Classic will be one of our best yet. 
We hope you will join us November 9 & 10 in Orlando!


Cool Wheels - January 27, 2019

Please join us at the 8th Annual YATC Cool Wheels Car Show on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Deerfield Beach at Quiet Waters Park, Bald Eagle Shelter. 
More than 600 fantastic show cars will be on display, along with a silent auction, raffles, food trucks and Broward Sheriff's Office SWAT presentations. It's a great day for the entire family! DJs Eugene, Rockin' Rich and Scott the Music Man will provide music along with a performance from horn act, Solid Brass. Top 100+ Trophies. Cash prizes will be awarded: $1,000 for Best of Show, $500 for 2nd Place, $250 for 3rd Place and Club Participation Cash. Gift Bags and T-Shirts to the first 300 cars. 
Call Joe Aliseo for details at 561-452-3684. Show cars are $20 pre-entry, $25 day of show. No entry charge for spectators (except for park entrance fee). 
To register for the 2019 Cool Wheels Car Show, click here.

Graduate spotlight: Jason Greene (Class of 2016)

Jason Greene has a lot going on these days. Having just received his high school diploma earlier this summer and working as a technician at Rogers Auto Repair, Jason made a life-changing decision to join the U.S. Navy.
Feeling excited and proud to be part of the Navy, he will put his mechanical know-how to work as a turbine engine mechanic. Jason is confident great things are on the way for him.
"I feel like it's going to be really good for me," Jason said. "I'm going to learn a lot."
Since graduating from YATC in 2016, Jason, age 20, has worked at several jobs in the automotive industry but felt like he got a little off track. Earlier this year he decided to "crack down" and focus on getting his high school diploma, which he started studying for while in the YATC program. Now that he accomplished his goal, he felt ready to take a new step toward creating the future he wants.
"It was always clear that Jason had a lot of potential," said Erin Thomas, YATC manager of graduate services. "We knew it would only be a matter of time before he earned his high school diploma, and we couldn’t be happier with Jason’s progress since he’s graduated from the program!"
Good luck to Jason Greene as his adventures with the U.S. Navy set sail October 22.


Remembering Our Founder

"Hard work and good people: the two things you need to succeed at anything."

Jim Moran photo provided courtesy of The Jim Moran Foundation, Inc.