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07 Aug Reaching for the Stars

Despite going through a difficult childhood, Matt* has big dreams for his future. He has plans to go to college - and hopefully, one day, space....

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25 Jul A Chance at a Brighter Future

When kids arrive at the Youth Opportunity Center, often they are significantly behind in their academics. Whether it’s their history of complex trauma, a lack of proper resources, or undiagnosed disabilities that have gotten these kids off track, for many college seems like a remote...

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17 Jul Driven to Make a Difference

“I want to help people feel confident.” Danielle*, one of our TRU Harbor residents, is heading to Young Harris College in northeast Georgia with the goal of being a dentist to do just that – build people’s confidence through their smiles....

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11 Jul TRU Harbor Celebrates its First Year of Operation

TRU Harbor, a specialized program of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC), which provides residential treatment for commercially and sexually exploited children (CSEC) is celebrating its first full year in operation. Since its opening on July 11, 2018, the program, which is housed in the former...

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YOC staff members pose at the 2019 Golf Outing, smiling at the camera.

21 May 2019 YOC Community Golf Classic Recap

The Youth Opportunity Center held their 14th annual Community Golf Classic at the Muncie Elks on May 17, 2019 under a beautiful spring sky. A full field of thirty-six teams participated in this year’s event, raising nearly $29,000.  Funds raised from this event will support...

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06 May YOC Foundation Hires Director of Development

The Youth Opportunity Center recently hired Laura Retter as Director of Development for the Muncie, Indiana based youth treatment facility. A versatile and innovative leader, Laura has nearly 15 years of experience leading teams through strategic development and solution-focused planning. Her professional experience includes serving...

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