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Steve and
Joan Anderson

What they believe is the secret
to the YOC's Success

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One Size Fits None

Introducing
TEAM & STARS

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Lindsay Price

What it Takes to Bridge
the Education Gap.

Read Her Story

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Resiliency:
Jamie's Story

Read this inspiring story and others from our
2015 Fall Newsletter

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The Smiths' Passion
for the YOC is Rooted in a
Shared Desire to Help Children.

Read Their Story

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James &
Ashley Williams

“We want to make sure the kids
in our program feel safe.
Hopefully it enables them to focus
on themselves and their treatment needs”

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Over 20 Years of History

The YOC began as the bold vision
of a man who believed
in a better way to help kids.
Now it’s a model of innovation
for youth services in the U.S.

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Where will a heart for kids take you?

To a place where our collective efforts focus on helping at-risk youth develop skills, prepare for their futures and transform their lives. A heart for kids takes you to the Youth Opportunity Center where we put kids first in everything we do.

GIVE TODAY

2016 Golf Classic

2016 Golf Classic

The YOC wants to thank our sponsors, players, and volunteers who made the 2016 YOC Community Golf Classic possible!

A Heart For Kids

A Heart For Kids

Since the early 1990’s, the YOC has provided a safe place for thousands of youth and families across the state.

TEAM PROGRAM

TEAM PROGRAM

Teaching and Empowering Adolescent Males (TEAM) is a new secure treatment program offered by the YOC.

Together We Can

Together We Can

Learn how the  Youth Opportunity Center Foundation provides fiscal support to the Youth Opportunity Center.
Over 20 Years of History...Countless Lives Changed.

If we can help save a child, then why couldn’t that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world.

More than a beautiful 75 acre campus, and beyond an accredited program or diplomas on office walls, the YOC is about people helping people. Not just in small ways, but in life changing ways.

At the YOC everyone brings their own talents and gifts to the table, whether it’s a winning smile, broad shoulders, strong backbone, helping hands or a heart for kids.

If we can help save a child, then why couldn’t that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world.

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We Are Family

Our Staff. Our Culture.

It’s often said that it takes a “special” person to work at the Youth Opportunity Center. To a certain extent, that’s true, but what does it mean exactly? It means that working at the YOC requires one to be dedicated, caring, cool under pressure, uncommonly patient, and, above all, passionate about helping young people.

The culture of the YOC is one of our most important assets and one of the most distinguishing characteristics of our organization.  When you’re an employee of the YOC, you’re part of a family. As with most families, the YOC team knows how important it is to “play” together. We enjoy a healthy sense of humor, recognizing great work through fun events, and embrace the successes of our employees, and most important, our clients.

In sum, the staff at the YOC understands how important family, caring, and giving back to others can be.

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