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.”

3/20/2020 UPDATE:

The Coronavirus and closure of schools and offices is presenting YOTO with extreme challenges. YOTO is not staffing their offices regularly at this time. They are not able to receive donations to the mini-mall either in person or through Amazon shipments. To meet the needs of their 2000+ students during these difficult times, YOTO is working through school contacts to give additional stipend assistance and emergency grocery gift cards and bill assistance to its students, many of whom have recently lost jobs due to service industry closures.

This emergency support effort is projected to cost YOTO an additional $50,000 this year. If you or anyone you know is interested in making an additional monetary donation to YOTO at this time, you can do so through the website yoto.org. For additional information, contact Sue Ann Obremski at yoto@womenqc.com.


🎅2019 YOTO Holiday Blanket & Gift Drive🎄

Sue Ann Obremski, YOTO Chair (2019)

Inside the YOTO Committee

Back To School Supply for Yoto 

The Youth on Their Own back to school drive continues through August 31, 2019.   The school supplies for the Youth on Their Own are being collected at the Madera Clubhouse (main entrance) through August.


  • Backpacks
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Composition notebooks
  • Index cards
  • Folders (all types)
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Gift cards: $10 and $25 (contact Sue at yoto@womenqc.com to arrange drop off directly to her in lieu of leaving gift cards in the Madera box).


All donations are appreciated.  Thank you.

Questions? Contact yoto@womenqc.com.

Thank you to all for your support!

A compilation of photos and updates may be found on TWOQC’s YOTO page.

The Women of Quail Creek “spice things up” for YOTO!

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Learn more at YOTO (yoto.org).


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


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