News 2018-01-19T16:23:13+00:00


YOTO Featured in Pueblo HS’s School Newspaper, El Guerrero!

September 5th, 2018|

There’s no better feeling than to see the students we serve graduate! Big thanks to the student journalists of El [...]

YOTO Goes Global!

September 4th, 2018|

Youth On Their Own-graduates Louie and Jose were featured in the Dutch publication Straatnieuws this summer! Click here to see the [...]

Armando’s Story Article

August 30th, 2018|

Click here to read part one of Armando's story. Click here to read part two of Armando's story. Congratulations, to [...]

Important Tax Credit News

August 24th, 2018|

Make your Tax Credit Donation today! On August 23, 2018, the US Treasury released proposed regulations that may limit the tax [...]

YOTO featured in BizTucson – Giving Youth a Chance

August 22nd, 2018|

April Bourie with BizTucson interviewed YOTO’s CEO Nicola Hartmann about how YOTO is Giving Youth a Chance. Read the full article here! [...]

Resale Home Store Closing – May 12, 2018

April 16th, 2018|

  Dear Friends of YOTO, It is with mixed emotions that Youth On Their Own announces the closing of the [...]

Youth On Their Own often serves as stand-in family for homeless students—Arizona Daily News

March 14th, 2018|

Eva Murzaite understands firsthand that a family is more than kin into which you are born — it is [...]

Join us for a free “Why-A-Will” Class!

February 23rd, 2018|

Join us and Rubin & Bernstein PLLC on March 22nd from Noon to 2 PM to learn more about creating [...]

YOTO Mentioned in Cronkite News

January 29th, 2018|

YOTO was featured on Cronkite News Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. We had the opportunity to share one of YOTO’s [...]

Join us in Congratulating Daniel Armenta & Daniela Zasa in Their New Promotions Here at YOTO!

January 29th, 2018|

Daniel Armenta who was our Donor Relations Manager, works closely with the community and our donors. He is always [...]

Daniela Zasa, YOTO’s Director of Programs, Takes on Fast Pitch!

January 29th, 2018|

Daniela Zasa, YOTO’s new Director of Programs blew the crowd away with her outstanding Fast Pitch Thursday, November 9th, [...]

Get to know: Eva Murzaite, Board Member

January 29th, 2018|

Born and raised in Lithuania, she later moved to Arizona in 1996. After finishing her studies she learned on [...]

Get to know: Cristie Street, Board Member

January 29th, 2018|

Cristie Street co-founded Nextrio in 2003 and serves as the managing partner of this Tucson-based IT consulting firm of [...]

YOTO Loves Tucson Subaru – “Share the Love” Event

January 19th, 2018|

Share the Love has donated more than $94 million dollars to charity since 2008. With the help from customers [...]

“Thanksgiving in a Box”

November 23rd, 2017|

For most of us, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the great things we are fortunate to [...]

The Women of Quail Creek Spice Things Up!

October 25th, 2017|

If you’ve ever come to YOTO for a visit you’ve probably had a chance to see the mini-mall where [...]

Second Chances

October 25th, 2017|

Not enough can be said about the pivotal role persistence plays in helping YOTO’s students. It’s unfortunate, but sometimes [...]

YOTO Receives Copper Cactus Award

September 23rd, 2017|

After applying for several years, Youth On Their Own was chosen out of sixteen applicants to be this year’s [...]

Staff Spotlight: Diego Coronado (Program Coordinator)

September 11th, 2017|

This week, we’ll be sharing with you another one of YOTO’s newest staff members: Diego! Diego is one of [...]

Staff Spotlight: Monika Cabrera (Program Coordinator)

September 1st, 2017|

This week, we’ll be sharing with you one of YOTO’s newest staff members: Monika Cabrera! Monika is one of [...]

AZ Daily Star—Tucson middle school students get to pick the brains of professionals

August 26th, 2017|

Professionals Needed to Mentor Students For professionals who want to give back but have limited time, the Leadership Institute [...]

Alumni Update – Jesus Valenzuela (Class of 2016)

August 19th, 2017|

This is chapter 2 of Jesus Valenzuela’s story, centered on his experiences during the second semester of his Freshmen [...]

Get to Know: Deb Salaiz, Board Member

August 13th, 2017|

With her connections and involvement in the Old Pueblo, one would automatically think Deb Salaiz is a native Tucsonan. [...]

It Takes A Village: Youth On Their Own’s Resale Home Store

August 13th, 2017|

The YOTO Home Store was founded in October 2015 and has continued to grow ever since. All products for [...]

Get to Know: Glynda Underwood, Board Member

August 5th, 2017|

As a young child, Glynda moved around a lot… enjoying the opportunity to visit new cities/states and meet new [...]

Get to Know: William Taylor, Board Member

August 5th, 2017|

William, a local general dentist, has been practicing dentistry for 9 years. The Shreveport, Louisiana native came to Tucson [...]

Get to Know: Bob Villamana, Board Member

August 5th, 2017|

Bob grew up in suburban New York in the town of Eastchester. The middle child, Bob has been lucky [...]

Washington Federal helps homeless youth with education

August 5th, 2017|

Washington Federal branches across Pima County have partnered with local nonprofit Youth On Their Own and its annual “Back [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Nanos

July 29th, 2017|

This week, we’ll be sharing with you one of YOTO’s newest volunteers: Chris Nanos! Get to know a little [...]

AZ Daily Star – Back to School Events will provide backpacks, supplies to kids

July 20th, 2017|

As July winds down, a bevy of back-to-school events offer multiple opportunities for public involvement while providing everything from [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Izzy Plecity

July 17th, 2017|

This week, we’ll be sharing a light-hearted volunteer spotlight on our favorite furry friend: Izzy Plecity! You may have [...]

YOTO Selected as Finalist for Tucson Metro Chamber’s Copper Cactus Awards

July 17th, 2017|

More than four dozen businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the [...]

A Complete History of Youth On Their Own

July 11th, 2017|

Written by Ann Young, Youth On Their Own Founder Edited by Reilly Salkowski, YOTO Volunteer “As a school counselor [...]

Local Libraries Lend a Hand to Homeless Youth

July 11th, 2017|

31-Year-Old Nonprofit Expands Relationships & Resources to Serve More Homeless Youth Tucson, Arizona – In June 2017, Youth On [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Joan & Tom Gardner

July 3rd, 2017|

Joan & Tom are two of YOTO’s amazing volunteers who regularly frequent the YOTO offices – Joan providing friendly [...]

YOTO Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors

July 3rd, 2017|

In May, Youth on Their Own welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors: Katina Koller and Deb [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie White

June 19th, 2017|

Katie is one of YOTO’s incredible volunteers whose friendly smile greets you at the front desk! Get to know [...]

Anthony Robbins Foundation – Grants + Community Impact Spotlight

June 3rd, 2017|

In 2017, YOTO was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Anthony Robbins Foundation to provide a minimum of 71 [...]

Arizona Public Media – Beating the Odds to Graduate from High School

June 3rd, 2017|

There are a number of reasons a student might pass through Bonnie Kneller’s office in Tucson High Magnet School. [...]

KVOA – Youth On Their Own takes in wealth of donations after break-in

May 31st, 2017|

Youth on Their Own (YOTO) has received four tons worth of donations since thieves stole nearly half a ton [...]

AZPM – Border Dilemma: Parents Can’t See Triplets Graduate

May 22nd, 2017|

U.S. born children whose parents have been deported or voluntarily returned to their country of origin face an uncertain [...]

Greater Tucson Leadership: Multipurpose space serving homeless youth to be unveiled

May 13th, 2017|

Room renovation part of GTL community impact project Youth on Their Own, a nonprofit dropout prevention agency supporting homeless [...]

Tucson News Now – 1 in 5 homeless teens become victims of human trafficking

May 13th, 2017|

New reports are shedding light on how common trafficking is among homeless youth around the country. According to studies [...]

YOTO Meets $50,000 Matching Funds Challenge

May 8th, 2017|

Less than 1 month after presenting our $50,000 matching funds challenge at our 1st annual spring lunch, you have helped [...]

Tucson News Now: Tucson Federal Credit Union Awards Tucson Nonprofits $45,000

May 2nd, 2017|

Three Tucson area nonprofits received $45,000 thanks to the Tucson Federal Credit Union and its Community Partnership Awards on [...]

Arizona Gives Day Raises $2.74 Million for Nonprofits Statewide

May 2nd, 2017|

Arizona Gives Day, the grassroots, statewide day of giving that invites Arizonans to support their favorite causes, raised $2.74 [...]

Youth On Their Own Debuts 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

April 29th, 2017|

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) recently underwent a strategic planning process conducted by Alexander | Carrillo Consulting, a local nonprofit [...]

KGUN9: Tucson steps up to replace food for homeless teens

April 25th, 2017|

A heart-warming response to a hard-hearted crime. Last week, KGUN9 showed you how someone stole stockpiles of food from Youth [...]

Tucson News Now: Donors helping Youth On Their Own recover after devastating theft

April 25th, 2017|

Youth On Their Own calls itself an anti-dropout program for homeless youth. It provides support, such as food, to [...]

14th Annual ARCA Raffle – Buy Your Tickets Today!

April 19th, 2017|

Over the past 13 years, the Arizona Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA) has raised over $216,000 for Youth On Their [...]

KVOA: Tucson non-profit battling child homelessness

April 19th, 2017|

Arizona ranks as the fifth worst state for child homelessness, at any given moment there are around 5,000 homeless [...]

KGUN9: Hard-hearted thieves steal food for homeless teens

April 19th, 2017|

Tucson: How cold blooded is this? Thieves stole a stockpile of food meant for homeless teenagers who were doing [...]

Tucson’s “Youth On Their Own” breaking service record

April 18th, 2017|

The news came in a simple tweet on Tuesday from Youth On Their Own: “We have already served over [...]

Electronics for Empowerment

April 18th, 2017|

Local Tucson Nonprofit Refurbishes 30 Computers for Homeless Youth Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) [...]

Get to Know – Sean Denlinger, Board Member

April 18th, 2017|

Sean Denlinger attended Pima Community College and the Hogan School of Real Estate. He is currently a senior loan [...]

Get to Know – Jane Klipp, Board Member

April 18th, 2017|

Jane Klipp attended San Diego State University as an undergraduate and the University of Arizona for her graduate degree [...]

Get to Know – Dr. Bryan Foulk, Board Member

April 18th, 2017|

Dr. Bryan Foulk attended the University of Arizona as an undergraduate with a double major in biology and chemistry, [...]

Double Your Impact for Greater Tucson’s Homeless Teens!

April 18th, 2017|

Greater Tucson Leadership’s Class of 2017 is on a mission to help our community’s homeless teens. With your support, the [...]

YOTO Launches Caring Couriers Pilot Program

April 11th, 2017|

Local Tucson Nonprofit Expands Delivery Services to Homeless Youth Youth On Their Own’s new pilot program, “Caring Couriers,” was [...]

Arizona Daily Star – Giving Back in Southern Arizona

April 11th, 2017|

Local philanthropist Bonnie Kay has pledged to match all donations — up to $5,000 — to build a multi-purpose space [...]

Youth On Their Own – Spring Lunch Recap

April 11th, 2017|

On behalf of all those we serve, thank you so much for your support of our 2017 Spring Lunch. [...]

Get to Know—Kris Cohen, Board Member

March 30th, 2017|

Youth On Their Own has an incredibly passionate Board of Directors who work tirelessly to ensure that our students [...]

Youth On Their Own – Feeding the Future

March 20th, 2017|

31-Year-Old Nonprofit Educates Homeless Youth on the Importance of Nutrition Tucson, AZ – In February 2017, Youth On Their [...]

Arizona Sonora News Service: Homeless youth find help in Tucson

March 14th, 2017|

According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, Arizona is the fifth worst in the United States for child [...]

AZ Daily Star – Tucson’s Wheels for Kids donates its 2,000th refurbished bicycle

March 3rd, 2017|

A Sun City Vistoso volunteer group has donated its 2,000th refurbished bicycle to local youths and adults in need. [...]

Arizona Public Media – At Tucson Volunteer Fair, Activism by Lending a Hand

March 3rd, 2017|

Tucsonans who want to get more involved had a chance at the Community Volunteer Fair, hosted at the Historic [...]

Former homeless teen starting medical school, continues to give back

March 3rd, 2017|

Youth On Their Own Alumnus Shares How Local Nonprofit Helped Him on the Path to Success Tucson, AZ – [...]

Former homeless teen now works at Tucson Mayor’s Office

March 3rd, 2017|

Youth On Their Own Alumna Shares How Local Nonprofit Helped Her on the Path to Success Tucson, AZ – [...]

Former homeless teen serves as head football coach at CDO High School

March 3rd, 2017|

Youth On Their Own Alumnus Shares How Local Nonprofit Helped Him on the Path to Success Tucson, AZ – [...]

Not Your Average Thrift Shop

February 28th, 2017|

31-Year-Old Nonprofit Enriches Support to Homeless Youth Through Hands-On Job Experience Tucson, AZ – In October 2015, the Youth [...]

Arizona Sonora New—Homeless Youth Invisible in Southern Arizona

February 19th, 2017|

They are the hidden ones living under a different roof each week. By no fault of their own, they [...]

Former Homeless Teen Studies Abroad on Scholarship

February 15th, 2017|

Youth On Their Own Alumna Serves as Global Correspondent for U.S. Dept. of State Scholarship Program Tucson, AZ – [...]

What do YOTO students want the most right now? Milk.

February 15th, 2017|

“During the strategic planning process for YOTO, I had two focus groups with homeless youth at their schools. When [...]

YOTO’s Team is Growing!

February 14th, 2017|

We recently said goodbye to David Martin, Director of Programs, who has left YOTO to pursue other opportunities. David [...]

Get to Know – Tom Hoyt, Board President

February 11th, 2017|

Youth On Their Own is extremely fortunate to have a board of directors that believes fully in our mission [...]

Paying It Forward – Undergraduate Students Partner to Explore the Funding of Nonprofits

February 10th, 2017|

Students in Pam Perry’s MGMT 381: Management of Effective Nonprofit Organizations class ended their semester by making a real [...]

One Idea + A Big Heart = HUGE Impact!

February 6th, 2017|

Bill Carson’s dedication and hard work have been a huge help to YOTO, and have shown the impact that [...]

Youth On Their Own—A Brief History

February 6th, 2017|

In 1986, Ann Young was a guidance counselor at Amphitheater High School concerned about an increasing number of homeless [...]

The Stipend – How Does It Work?

February 1st, 2017|

At Youth On Their Own, homeless youth enrolled in the program are given the opportunity to earn a stipend [...]

Snapchat Influencer Q&A: Youth On Their Own

January 15th, 2017|

As part of their social media marketing strategy, YOTO has been utilizing Snapchat. In the interview, Kristyn Conner (Director [...]

Tucson Weekly—How you can help make the world a better place, at no cost to you!

December 29th, 2016|

The end is nigh! The end of the year, at least, although some of you out there might be [...]

AZ Business Daily—Tucson Electric Power volunteers spread holiday cheer

December 14th, 2016|

Tucson Electric Power employee volunteers are spreading cheer during the holiday season, hanging lights on parade floats and trees, [...]

AZ Daily Star—Business awards earned in Southern Arizona

December 14th, 2016|

Youth On Their Own, a Tucson nonprofit dropout-prevention agency, was recently awarded a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. [...]

1.8 Million Votes Cast for a Million Dollars

December 6th, 2016|

Youth On Their Own receives $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant to make a difference Tucson, AZ – 1.8 [...]

Two Tucson nonprofits hoping to benefit from season of giving

November 23rd, 2016|

In the midst of finalizing celebrations or prepping traditional Thanksgiving feasts, many Tucsonans are also strategizing for the biggest [...]

Help Youth On Their Own Win $25,000—Vote Now!

October 26th, 2016|

State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Announces Top 200 Causes That Need Your Votes Tucson, AZ (October 26, 2016) – Communities [...]

Youth On Their Own Promotes Several Team Members

October 17th, 2016|

30-Year-Old Nonprofit Strengthens Team & Resources to Serve More Homeless Youth Tucson, AZ—On September 1, 2016 Youth [...]

Youth On Their Own Welcomes New Donor Relations Manager

September 27th, 2016|

30-Year-Old Nonprofit Strengthens Team & Resources to Serve More Homeless Youth Tucson, AZ—In September 2016, Youth On Their Own [...]

Arizona Republic—There are 29,537 homeless kids in Arizona public schools

September 6th, 2016|

They are called the hidden homeless. Young outcasts who, through no fault of their own, have entered a world [...]

Youth On Their Own Welcomes New Director of Finance & Operations

August 24th, 2016|

30-Year-Old Nonprofit Strengthens Team & Resources to Serve More Homeless Youth Tucson, AZ – In June 2016, Youth On [...]

KGUN 9—New federal guidelines to help homeless students

August 19th, 2016|

This fall new federal guidelines will be put in place to help homeless students across the country. The changes [...]

U.S. News & World Report—Getting Drop-Outs Back In the Classroom

August 12th, 2016|

Students in Tucson, Arizona, are back in classrooms Thursday. But the day before, when educators and school officials are [...]

Youth On Their Own Appoints New Executive Director

August 1st, 2016|

On June 1st, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) welcomed Nicola Hartmann as its new Executive Director. Nicola joins the [...]

KVOA—Youth On Their Own helps guide homeless teens to graduation

July 13th, 2016|

Pima County is home to thousands of youth and for some, staying in school can be difficult. The Tucson-based [...]

AZ Daily Star—Contractors’ bowling tournament to help homeless students

July 5th, 2016|

As the world gears up for the Summer Olympics, local roofers and builders invite the public to join in [...]

KGUN9—New Program Helps Homeless Teens Transition After High School

June 29th, 2016|

When Benjamin Carnahan was 15-years-old, he says he ended up living by himself on the streets. “I was kind [...]

The Atlantic—The Complicated Task of Identifying Homeless Students

June 28th, 2016|

The number of homeless students in the United States has doubled in the past decade. During the 2013-14 school [...]

Youth On Their Own Brings Nationwide Youth Initiative to Tucson

June 19th, 2016|

Grant Program Connects Homeless Youth to Higher Education and Employment On June 14th, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) launched [...]

The Washington Post—These are the faces of America’s growing youth homeless population

June 19th, 2016|

“My sisters and I were going hungry. We lived off of ramen noodles for weeks at a time; we [...]

Youth On Their Own Receives Platinum Seal from Guidestar

May 19th, 2016|

In May 2016, Youth On Their Own received the GuideStar Platinum rating for its commitment to program impact and [...]

Tucson’s Homeless Youth: ‘It’s Pretty Much Survival Each Day’

May 11th, 2016|

Skyler Azrael has lived in group homes and on Tucson streets for five years since he said his mom [...]

AZ Daily Star—High schooler with deported parents earns $20,000 college scholarship

April 14th, 2016|

Jesus Valenzuela was summoned to the Desert View High School principal’s office at lunchtime Wednesday, and he was somewhat [...]

AZEDNEWS: Billions in the Balance—Mayors Sound Alarm, Join Forces to Improve Grad Rates

April 6th, 2016|

A group of Arizona mayors is warning of “disastrous” economic consequences in the billions of dollars if the number [...]

Nonprofit reducing food limit for homeless teens, seeking donations

March 25th, 2016|

Youth On Their Own took to Twitter last week urging people to consider donating nonperishable food items to their [...]

Desert Leaf: Working Toward Changing Lives

March 14th, 2016|

It’s not often that a cashier shakes a customer’s hand after a purchase. But this one did. He wasn’t [...]

KGUN9 News: Paid internships available for homeless, at-risk teens

February 16th, 2016|

“I wish I had like a mother figure,” said Esmeralda Gallardo, a participant in the program.  “I kind of [...]

Sahuarita Sun: Homeless SUSD students have help

February 10th, 2016|

“Thirteen students are classified as homeless in the Sahuarita Unified School District. YOTO defines homeless youth as students who, [...]

Former YOTO Scholarship Recipient Off to a Great Start

January 26th, 2016|

Luisa Daniel shared with us how the $2,000 Noah Warren Cohen Scholarship helped her this past semester. “My first [...]

AZ Daily Star: Student fights for life, high school graduation

December 30th, 2015|

To earn his diploma from Sunnyside High School, Edgar Casas, 19, fought for his life. As a high school [...]

AZ Daily Star: New resale store a boon for shoppers, teens

December 11th, 2015|

For an entire week, the high school senior filled out résumés — four or five a day. “I was [...]

AZ Daily Star: Program hopes to brighten holidays for 4,000 children

December 3rd, 2015|

The turkeys are not yet stuffed, but supporters of holiday toy drives for children hope Tucsonans will add a [...]

AZ Daily Star: HUD homeless count not clear on youth, families

December 1st, 2015|

Whether homeless rates are improving in Pima County and Arizona depends on your definition. The U.S. Department of Housing [...]

AZ Daily Star: We are thankful for these five Tucson charities

November 24th, 2015|

Five Tucson-based charities have earned top ranking from a national group that evaluates nonprofits’ finances, accountability and transparency. Charity [...]

Washington Post: Is homelessness among U.S. kids declining, or surging? It depends on whom you ask.

November 19th, 2015|

Is child homelessness declining, or is it skyrocketing? If you are looking at federal government figures for the answer, [...]

The nation’s high school dropout rate has fallen, study says

November 13th, 2015|

The U.S. high school dropout rate has fallen in recent years, with the number of dropouts declining from 1 [...]

Youth On Their Own shelters Warriors

November 6th, 2015|

YOTO, also known as Youth On Their Own, was established in 1986 by Ann Young at Amphitheater High School [...]

Rotary Club to hold car show fundraiser

October 7th, 2015|

The Rotary Club of Tucson hopes that fundraising for local charities will be fast and furious at the ninth [...]

Youth On Their Own provides support for at-risk Tucson teens

October 1st, 2015|

It is often easy to forget the things we take for granted in our lives: having food, shelter, being [...]

Number of homeless students in U.S. has doubled since before the recession

September 15th, 2015|

The number of homeless children in public schools has doubled since before the recession, reaching a record national total [...]

YOTO selected as semi-finalists for the SVP Tucson’s FAST PITCH program

September 4th, 2015|

YOTO was selected as one of 15 semi-finalists for Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tucson’s Fast Pitch – a two-month [...]

Fiesta Bowl selects YOTO as featured charity for Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon

September 4th, 2015|

A big thank you to Fiesta Bowl for highlighting YOTO as the featured charity for their annual Kickoff Luncheon [...]

Youth on their Own Buys Resale Home Store – Opening Sept!

August 16th, 2015|

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) of Tucson recently purchased the building at 1642 N Alvernon Way in Tucson for [...]

AZ falling grad rate adds urgency to turnaround efforts

July 15th, 2015|

June 17, 2015 Arizona school districts and nonprofit organizations are using nationally proven strategies and innovative practices in their [...]

YOTO Students Awarded the Noah Warren Cohen Scholarship

June 4th, 2015|

Thank you to Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona (JCF) for stopping by our office! The JCF awarded two YOTO students [...]

Young and homeless in Tucson

March 17th, 2015|

As homeless people cleared their belongings from the Downtown encampment called “Safe Park” over the weekend, youth homelessness in [...]

Group helps homeless students stay in school

March 10th, 2015|

Supporters of Youth on Their Own want to make it clear that homeless youths trying to stay in school [...]

Bill re-introduced to expand definition of homelessness and be more inclusive to youth

February 26th, 2015|

The Homeless Children and Youth Act, a bill that would make the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) [...]

Report: Homeless children struggle to stay in school

February 23rd, 2015|

WASHINGTON – The nation’s public school systems are being affected by the number of homeless children, which a report [...]

Trico awards 2015 POWER Grants to seven non-profits

February 12th, 2015|

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Thanks to the Trico Electric Cooperative POWER Grant program seven non-profits in Tucson, Marana, [...]

New Computer System to Help Connect Homeless People With Services

January 28th, 2015|

Pima County is using a new computer program to help connect homeless people with housing and other services, and [...]

As numbers of homeless kids rise, resources fall short

January 28th, 2015|

On Katie Jeffery’s seventeenth birthday, her mom kicked her out of the house—She then spent four months living on [...]

Southern Arizona’s homeless remembered at memorial service

December 20th, 2014|

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – People of all faiths gathered at Evergreen Cemetery’s Pima County lot to remember [...]

Staggering number of children, teens and young adults live on the street in Pima County

December 2nd, 2014|

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Homeless people are a familiar sight in some parts of Tucson, but you [...]

Phoenix’s Arizona Bus Club Donates 3K to YOTO

November 20th, 2014|

The Arizona Bus Club, a Phoenix group dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the Volkswagen Transporter, has [...]

Report ranks AZ 1st for risk of child homelessness

November 18th, 2014|

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Arizona has more homeless children than most every other state in the U.S. [...]

TEP Presents $100,000 in Grants to Groups Helping Youth, Families and Seniors

November 15th, 2014|

TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has awarded a total of $100,000 to 15 programs run by nonprofit organizations [...]

Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

November 12th, 2014|

It’s late afternoon and the day has just ended at a Los Angeles school. Students are making their way [...]

Homeless children take photos capturing their hopes, dreams

November 4th, 2014|

The “hopes and dreams” of a dozen homeless children who live in Tucson were celebrated Monday through greeting cards. [...]

YOTO and University of Arizona Partner to Help Homeless Students

October 29th, 2014|

In December of 2013, Youth on Their Own was approached by the University of Arizona College of Education to [...]

Dozens Of Homeless Kids Forced To Sleep In Arizona State Buildings

October 28th, 2014|

Although it’s been happening for years, the Arizona Department of Child Safety began keeping records of the homeless children [...]

Young, Gifted & Homeless

October 23rd, 2014|

Sudsville 24-Hour Coin Laundry sits on the main drag of Reisterstown, Md., right off I-795 in the northern suburbs [...]

Homelessness on the rise in Arizona

October 9th, 2014|

It was somewhere between leaving her mother’s Arizona house and walking toward the bus stop that the frightening reality [...]

Arizona university students opening health clinic for homeless

September 15th, 2014|

Some of Arizona’s university students will get a taste of real-world experience this weekend, all while helping those in [...]

Gilbert dropouts cost town $139 million over lifetime

August 7th, 2014|

How high school dropouts affect 7 Arizona cities Gilbert educators say flexible schooling options are a must to decrease [...]

Arizona faces growing problem of displaced kids

July 31st, 2014|

Arizona has a growing problem of children being displaced from their homes and thrust into a world of uncertainty, [...]

Manheim Partners with Local Car Dealerships to Donate $44K to YOTO

July 15th, 2014|

Teresa Liverzani-Baker, Executive Director of Youth On Their Own, and Mike Di Christofano, Owner of Volvo Tucson, thank [...]

Arizona dropouts equal $7.6B loss of economic activity

June 27th, 2014|

According to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable, the more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped [...]

Open Inn, which finds shelter for homeless Tucson youths, is closing

June 13th, 2014|

Open Inn, an Arizona organization providing services and crisis shelter to Tucson’s homeless youths and families, is closing after [...]

When a Local Partner Closes, a Response Plan Keeps Youth Services Constant

June 13th, 2014|

No youth and family services organization works alone, so the Tucson-area youth-serving community reacted with concern in March upon [...]

Tucson Giving Nonprofit Helped Homeless Teen Forge A Better Future

March 27th, 2014|

Michelle Cooper understands the challenges that homeless teens face, and she has also experienced how the local nonprofit Youth on [...]

Pima County homelessness highest in Arizona

February 6th, 2014|

The Arizona Department of Economic Security has recently released its Homelessness in Arizona Annual Report for 2013 and the [...]

Number of Homeless Children of Deportees Growing

October 2nd, 2013|

The number of Pima County homeless youth whose parents have been deported rose 50 percent in one year, a nonprofit [...]

Tucson Nonprofit Helping Homeless Teens Stay in School

September 26th, 2013|

In Arizona there are thousands of teens and young adults who do not have a permanent place to call home. [...]

Tucson Nonprofit Helps Homeless Teens Graduate High School

September 25th, 2013|

Recent studies estimate there are 4,000 youth in Pima County who lack a permanent home and are struggling to [...]

Homeless Tucson teens seeking help at a record-breaking pace

April 11th, 2013|

A growing number of Tucson-area youths are becoming casualties of economic and family instability. Referrals to a local nonprofit [...]

1995 YOTO Grad Donates $250K!

September 29th, 2012|

As a young person, alone and living on her own since she was 16, Susanna Alvarez-Hadden knew that she [...]

Lifestyle Tucson on 96.1 KLPX with Stephanie Fries

August 9th, 2012|

Homeless High School Kids Get Help And Graduate

May 16th, 2012|

Arizona ranks number one in the country for high school dropouts. Many of them are not troublemakers. Many of [...]

Fundraiser helps students in need

March 18th, 2012|

Kristen Bennett, Kathy Kang and other volunteers with Youth On Their Own – or YOTO – subscribe to the [...]

YOTO Named Small Nonprofit Organization of the Year

December 8th, 2008|

Arizona Business Magazine, in partnership with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, presented its inaugural Non-Profit and Corporate Responsibility Awards. [...]