Newsletters

29 Nov Teaching Independence

As adults, we often take everyday skills for granted. But the YOC's Independent Living department works to teach our kids how to thrive, not just survive....

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28 Sep Hearing from YOU

Instead of always sharing about our programs or current events on our campus, we want you to hear from the placing agents who work with us! In this newsletter, we heard from our partners at the Boone County Probation Office....

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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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12 Feb Opportunities for Enrichment

The Youth Opportunity Center ensures that each child receives appropriate academic support in many ways. In January, the YOC launched a series of Educational Enrichment Programs to enhance the academic support provided to the children in our care....

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09 Feb A Letter from the CEO

In recent years the Transformers series of movies have been blockbuster hits at the box office. In these Hollywood productions, a variety of vehicles can literally transform into walking, talking robots in an instant. This version of transformation is exciting in the movies, but in...

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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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