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A message from the Executive Director May 2021

Dear Friends of YATC, Spring is here and we are feeling the stirrings of change. Like you this past year, the YATC staff has been in a continual state of uncertainty as we navigated the pandemic while remaining true to our Founder Jim Moran’s mission to provide a second chance at success to the young […]

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Join us for 2021 Graduation via livestream

Please join us on Thursday, May 20 for the 2021 YATC Graduation ceremony via livestream. You can view the ceremony, hear our speakers and wish the graduates of Class 42 well by joining to the event virtually via Zoom. If you would like to log on for the celebration, please email info@yatc.org for the Zoom […]

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Spring 2021

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Cool Wheels Car Show postponed until 2022

YATC will be unable to hold the 2021 Cool Wheels Car Show and has announced its 10th anniversary show will be held Sunday, January 16, 2022. Stay tuned for more information!

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A Message From The Executive Director December 2020

Dear Friends of YATC: Happy holidays to each and every one of you! If 2020 has taught us at YATC one thing, it is how fortunate we are to be surrounded by the generosity and care of the YATC community. We are all so grateful that despite the challenges that we have faced this year, […]

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A YATC Thanksgiving tradition lives on in 2020

YATC continued our longstanding Thanksgiving tradition of providing each student with a basket of goodies needed to prepare a bountiful holiday meal. In addition to a hearty family feast, the baskets demonstrate the care and love the YATC community sends to each student as they are embarking on a new path. Assembly this year was […]

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Virtual event brings YATC community together

Thanks to more than 150 friends and sponsors of YATC who gathered online from across the nation on November 14, the school is proud to announce that the event generated the funds necessary to operate the school for another year!  Shifting Gears Virtually, a webinar-style event, focused on expressing a deep gratitude that Founder Jim […]

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Welcome to the Class of 2021

YATC welcomed its 42nd Class in September 2020. Working within guidelines to keep students and staff safe during this unprecedented time, 15 new students are off and running in their studies. Social distancing, a reduced class size, staggered class gatherings and mask wearing are a few ways YATC is working to keep students and staff […]

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YATC facts & figures

Since our program was established by Jim Moran in 1984, 777 graduates have completed the nine-month, multi-faceted YATC curriculum. 202 graduates have received their high school diplomas since beginning YATC. YATC serves a culturally diverse population, with 70% of graduates self-identifying as non-white. More than 90% of graduates are gainfully employed, furthering their education or […]

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Community partnerships strengthen YATC family

The YATC family grows every year as new graduates complete the program and as organizations in the community learn about the program. Forming community partnerships is a primary goal for YATC. Organizations that employ YATC graduates are a wonderful extension of these partnerships, and United Auto Radio & A/C and its owners Eddie & Diane […]

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

The 2020 graduation looked quite different than previous years, but the result was just as incredible. In drive-in style with sound broadcast over FM radio, YATC celebrated the accomplishments of the 41st Class, a group of dedicated students who finished the program in spite of the constraints of COVID-19. Many friends, family, Board of Directors […]

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Spring 2020

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Spring 2019

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