Meet YOTO’s New Board Members!

Youth On Their Own is excited to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors. These outstanding leaders will serve for a minimum of three years to provide governance, financial oversight, and strategic vision for YOTO. Please help us welcome the newest members of YOTO’s governing body: Antonio Rubio is a YOTO graduate from Catalina [...]

2023-01-16T16:07:44-07:00January 13th, 2023|

Youth On Their Own has found a “forever home”!

When YOTO began in 1986, it was a tiny grassroots organization staffed entirely by volunteers. With the support of our YOTO Family, we've grown to serve thousands of youth experiencing homelessness every year. We've become so big, in fact, we're bursting at the seams! But that's about to change... YOTO has found and purchased its [...]

2022-03-16T10:50:08-07:00March 16th, 2022|

Double Your Impact: This Giving Tuesday, TEP Will Match Your Gift to Provide Security to Homeless Youth

Giving Tuesday, celebrated annually on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day of giving and unity. On this most generous day of the year, we’re matching up to $20,000 in donations to Youth On Their Own, a dropout prevention program committed to supporting the academic success of homeless youth. Giving now means your [...]

2021-11-18T09:24:07-07:00November 17th, 2021|

YOTO’s student portal receives a huge boost thanks to a generous grant from the Abbett Family Foundation!

Last fall, thanks to the support of donors Jan and Jim Springer, YOTO launched the Youth On Their Own (YOTO) Student Portal! The timing of the portal launch came exactly when YOTO needed it most - during the COVID-19 pandemic when our students were attending school remotely. The portal significantly improved the way YOTO’s Program [...]

2021-11-17T15:47:17-07:00August 11th, 2021|

Sky Ranch Foundation supports 27 youth experiencing homelessness with $12,500 grant to Youth On Their Own!

This summer, Sky Ranch Foundation, a charitable organization that strives to give underserved youth a second chance, joined the YOTO Family with a generous $12,500 grant supporting local youth experiencing homelessness! This grant has already provided much-needed support to 27 students enrolled in YOTO’s program, including a monthly academic stipend and COVID-19 supplement, bill assistance, [...]

2021-07-29T11:20:49-07:00July 29th, 2021|

YOTO student Grace shares her experience as a new parent working toward her high school graduation: “I have never felt more confident in my future than I do right now!”

It takes enormous resolve for a young person experiencing homelessness to successfully pursue their education. Becoming a parent - during a pandemic - obviously adds another dimension of difficulty to an already precarious situation! Yet, this was the very situation faced by the 94 pregnant and parenting youth in the YOTO program last year. The [...]

2021-07-29T11:15:09-07:00July 29th, 2021|
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