YOTO assists students by giving monthly stipends to those that meet program goals of staying in school, making good grades and providing monthly reports from teachers and staff to verify school performance. Students’ basic human needs are addressed through on-site mini malls at each participating high school where students can get food, shampoos, and personal care products they need. Each YOTO school site also provides guidance to participating students, providing stable adult input for struggling students.
A highly successful program, YOTO has a 92% graduation rate. YOTO receives no federal funding. The program is completely dependent upon private grants and donations. The Women of Quail Creek is excited to be a new resource of support for this important organization. For more information about YOTO consult their website: yoto.org.