YOTO (Youth On Their Own)

WHAT IS YOTO? Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County. “Educating homeless teens… investing in Arizona’s future.”


10/30/2020: YOTO requested help to collect socks for the YOTO students. Their goal this year is to collect 3,000 pairs of socks (new and in men’s/women’s sizes only) for Youth On Their Own students. Our group, The Bobbi Sockers, collected 2,077 pairs of socks for YOTO from Quail Creek residents. Thank you to all who contributed.


7/24/20: COVID-19 has been part of our lives for the past several months and affected us in many different ways. YOTO is no exception. Here is your special invitation to join hands with The Women of Quail Creek to help YOTO and make a difference with just… two cans!   READ MORE   


Solution to Mask Wearing at the Hairdresser

7/7/20 UPDATE: Master Mask Designer, Sue Ann Obremski, has come up with a face mask with no loops and the sides are slightly smaller. It is held onto the face using two 2” strips of surgical tape, one on each side. A test-drive wearing it around for several hours there were no problems. The (new) Hairdresser Mask Pattern is available free in this link. (Click pink masks to enlarge photo.)

Order an already made hairdresser mask by sending an email to 2qcladies@gmail.com to include your name & phone number, number of masks requested, and identify you want a Hairdresser Mask.  In lieu of a charge, we are requesting a donation of $5.00 (each) to YOTO.

6/26/20 UPDATE: We have listened to your mask suggestions; thank you for the input.

  • We have adapted the ‘Duck Bill’ mask style for children in 3 sizes.
  • The mask stands away from the nose while still hugging the face at the outer edges, making it easier to breath.
  • There are two loops to secure the mask on their heads and when they don’t have to have it on their face they can just pull it down and it will hang around their neck (less apt to get lost).

We continue to offer several adult styles. There’s now a Gator mask and 3D mask that has been added to the collection. Access the Designer Mask Catalog. To order, send an email to 2qcladies@gmail.com to include your name & phone number, number of masks requested, type of mask (if designer mask, provide Design #), and preference for elastic or ties. You will be contacted when the masks are ready for pickup. Send inquiries to 2qcladies@gmail.com. Click the link below for detailed information to order and check out the fun & NEW designs to choose from:


🎅2019 YOTO Holiday Blanket & Gift Drive🎄

Sue Ann Obremski, YOTO Chair (2019-2020)

TWOQC YOTO photo album.    TWOQC “spice things up” for YOTO!

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Inside the YOTO Committee


TWOQC’s YOTO Committee collected recipes to create a cookbook for YOTO students. This project was spearheaded by Sue Obremski.

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