4th Year Funding

Agency Background: YOTO, founded in 1986, is dedicated to support high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth (ages 13-21) enrolled in public school by providing financial assistance, basic human needs aid, and overall guidance. The vision of YOTO is: To empower and to create stability in the lives of young people on their own to become positive and productive citizens of our community. In 2010-2011, 160 YOTO students were seniors. 155 students celebrated their high school graduation, achieving a 92% graduation rate for YOTO and surpassing the Tucson average of 78%.

Focus of the 2012 SCCF Grant: Monthly Stipend Program The Monthly Stipend Program is a drop-out prevention program for homeless youth in the Oro Valley and Tucson areas. The SCCF grant will provide a stipend for 16 students of $125 per month for 10 months of the school year. The stipend is earned by homeless youth who maintain a “C” grade in every class and good attendance at school.

Website: www.yoto.org
Contact: Teresa Baker, Executive Director, teresalbaker@yoto.org