06 Sep Leadership Training

Are leaders born or made? This question has been debated for as long as the topic of leadership has been considered. At the YOC we like the definition of leadership attributed to John Quincy Adams, who said,  “If your actions inspire others to dream more,...

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06 Sep Community Leaders Inspiring Youth

The summer ended with the 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit. This year, with support from the Vectren Foundation, Robert Jackson was invited to keynote the event. Jackson inspired and motivated more than 75 students in attendance. A former NFL player turned public school teacher, he...

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06 Sep Enriching Lives through Education

While school is now back in session, the residents at the YOC didn’t stop learning over the summer. Education is very important to the YOC and summer is the perfect opportunity to offer fun classes with a more hands-on approach to help keep kids engaged...

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11 Jun Graduation at the YOC

Many of the children and teens placed at the Youth Opportunity Center have had interruptions in their educational journey. We had the honor of recently celebrating the graduation of six of our young adults from high school, and many staff members from post-secondary degree programs....

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11 Jun Connections Crew

The Youth Opportunity Center strives to be a sanctuary for healing for kids in need. Our Connections Crew provides residents with the opportunity to learn through experience that adults can be trusted, caring, and reliable - not just with birthday or holidays, but with ongoing...

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06 Jun Reaching for the STARS

The YOC’s STARS program opened two years ago to meet the growing need to treat males with developmental and intellectual disabilities across Indiana. Today, the program is home to ten males between the ages of 10 and 18 who need intensive behavioral interventions to help...

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