Supporting the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness
Tucson News Now: Donors helping Youth On Their Own recover after devastating theft
Youth On Their Own calls itself an anti-dropout program for homeless youth. It provides support, such as food, to help 12 to 21 year olds stay in school and graduate from high school.
Thieves made that job harder when they took nearly half-a-ton of food and hygiene products from a container the agency uses to hold reserves. Those reserves were supposed to help YOTO get itself and the young people it serves through the summer months when donations typically fall off.
Donors are stepping up to help, but YOTO said it’s not back where it should be. Tucson police said there have not been any arrests yet.
If you would like to donate to YOTO, there are a few ways to do it.