18 Aug A Letter from the CEO

Can you believe we are already at the midway point in the calendar year? At the YOC we just kicked off a new fiscal year at the beginning of July. We believe this will be a year full of growth and hope for the future. Every...

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18 Aug Reading is a Game Changer

It should come as not surprise that current research consistently shows that low reading levels in children affect high school dropout rates, involvement in criminal activity, and the probability that at-risk youth will remain in the criminal justice system throughout their adult life. When youth arrive...

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20 Jul YOC Hires Chief Financial Officer Kimberly S. Burkholder

Youth Opportunity Center, Muncie, Ind. – July 19, 2017 The Youth Opportunity Center recently hired Kimberly S. Burkholder, CPA as CFO. Burkholder has 17 years of experience as a CPA for public accounting firms specializing in audits and financial statement preparation for nonprofit organizations and for-profit...

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02 Jun Change Offers Opportunities

From climate to politics, change is a word we hear a lot about lately. Although the connotation of change can be negative, change at the YOC has been about transforming the lives of at-risk youth. As we celebrate 25 years of serving kids, we’re proud...

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02 Jun The Road Ahead

As we reflect upon the last 25 years of serving kids and families, we see that we’ve always been committed to adapting and changing in innovative ways to meet the needs of the youth that we serve.  And although it’s important to know one’s history,...

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01 Jun Well Being, What Is It?

You may have heard  (or even used) the term "wellbeing", but what exactly does it mean? Well, there's a rich pool of data from the Gallup organization that clarifies the term for us.  From millions of data points collected over many years of research done around...

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21 Apr Youth Opportunity Center launches $4.25 Million Capital Campaign “Transforming Together: The Next Chapter”

The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) and YOC Foundation announced a $4.25 million Capital Campaign at an event on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The YOC’s Transforming Together: The Next Chapter Campaign (www.YOCtransforming.org) addresses the YOC’s need to renovate existing facilities and create innovative treatment programs to more...

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