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

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Every Life Matters

The Stanleys are well-known
in the Muncie community for their
philanthropic efforts.
But these days, no cause is closer
to their hearts than the YOC.

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A Heart for Children

As a child, Deelah Jackson stood tall
in the face of adversity.
Today, she puts her life lessons to work
at the Youth Opportunity Center.

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The Denny Family

“The YOC gave our daughter a chance,
and our family a chance. And that’s a chance
we never would have gotten without them.”

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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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Are you ready to make a difference in our community?

A Mission To Serve

A Mission To Serve

Learn about our mission and core values that direct our actions daily.

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.

Giving Families Hope

Giving Families Hope

Family involvement is important to the YOC and we work to involve the families in every aspect of a child’s treatment.

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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