Influence of YATC
The survey respondents unanimously endorsed YATC as having a powerful influence on their lives. Eighty-nine percent of the graduates indicated that the program contributed to their lives very significantly or significantly. Ninety-six percent felt very positive or positive about the YATC staff and 92% felt that they could definitely return to YATC for help. In fact, 89% of the respondents had returned, for such reasons as, "to say hello and see staff," "to receive technical assistance from instructors" or "to get some help with a personal problem." Eighty-three percent of the sample indicated that they see other YATC graduates from time to time and 99% said they would refer YATC to a friend.
In conclusion, YATC has developed a highly effective program that contributes to the graduates' healthy and successful adaptation to life. The investment of time, money and human energy is paying consistent dividends by saving lives and rebuilding young adults who are able to function appropriately and contribute to society in meaningful ways.