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YATC is funded solely by our generous donors and receives no government funding. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated.  

Here's how a $100 donation can help the kids:

  • Purchase a set of textbooks used in auto technical class or GED preparation
  • Cover transportation on Tri-Rail or transit bus passes
  • Allow two students to sit for the GED exam
  • Provide a week's worth of groceries for a student and family

…I can’t thank our supporters enough for making YATC the first and best school of its kind and giving disadvantaged kids a second chance at a positive future.


Memorial Funds

Several special memorial funds have been established in recent years to honor the memory of longtime friends of the school.  YATC is proud to offer assistance to students and graduates from these funds:

  • Penny J. Farrel Technology Education Fund
  • Joe Jessup New Beginnings Fund
  • Bruce Rossmeyer Memorial Kick Start Scholarship Fund
  • Harold Shafer Memorial Fund
  • Peter L. Van Deusen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Please visit the donation page or contact Executive Director Terry Routley at (954) 428-0909 or for further information on memorial funds. Contributions by check, made payable to the Youth Automotive Training Center (with fund name noted in the memo field), may be sent to:

399 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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Brick-By-Brick Sidewalk Program

Help pave the way for the kids at YATC! Receive permanent recognition for you, your family or a loved one by purchasing a commemorative brick that will support the Youth Automotive Training Center and its Brick-By-Brick Sidewalk Program. Each brick purchased with a $50 donation will receive placement on the walkway located outside the school in Deerfield Beach.

The 4"x8" brick comes with a personal inscription of up to 3 lines with 15 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation (maximum of 45 characters).

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