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					Fall 2007
                    News From The Youth Automotive Training Center

                                                    In Memory
                                               JIM MORAN
                                                   1918 – 2007
                                                  YATC Founder
                                 W     ith a clear vision for the future, Jim Moran
                                 established the Youth Automotive Training Center in
                                 1984, determined to give troubled kids an education
                                 in automotive repair and a helping hand in life that
                                 would enable them to turn their lives around.
                                 Since its first day, YATC has grown from the mission
                                 he provided and his knowledge as an automotive
                                 pioneer who shaped nearly every part of the industry,
                                 from marketing to service to vehicle design and beyond.
                                 Jim Moran’s commitment to the school and his desire
                                 to change lives by providing individual attention and
                                 care for at-risk young people made YATC the program
                                 it is today. YATC will continue to keep graduates and
                                 students “in the car tracks” in his honor.

“The future be-
longs to those
who prepare for
it. Let’s prepare
our kids for a
better future.”
                 YATC STAFF
Terry Routley              Roger Lamoreal
                                                                            A MESSAGE FROM
Executive Director         Technical Instructor
                                                                Terry Routley, Executive Director
Kristine Colina            Erin Lane
Lead Academic Instructor   Student Services Advisor         This school year kicked off with great enthusiasm and a
                                                            sense that the 29th Class of YATC is going to be really
Carol Flemke               Eddie Marchan
Coordinator                Lead Student Services Advisor
                                                            special. Our YATC staff always brings its best to the table
                                                            and this year is no different. We are especially excited
Mercedes Jimenez           Millicent Miller-Pelt            because we share a great commitment to carrying on the
Administrative Assistant   Academic Instructor
                                                            mission and legacy of our Founder, Jim Moran.
Loren Kushner              Charles Whitehouse
Technical Instructor       Lead Technical Instructor        I am so fortunate to have worked with Mr. Moran for 14
                                                            years and know that I learned so much from him about
                                                            how to best serve the students and graduates of YATC. Over the years,
                                                            Mr. Moran’s commitment to “the kids” never changed and because of
     YATC Board of Directors                                him, YATC boasts a success rate of more than 90% for our 437 graduates.
                 In Memory of                               We feel certain that the 30 students in our current class will add to this
              Jim Moran, Founder                            number, as well.
                 1918 – 2007
                                                            With the help of our hard-working Board of Directors, Advisory Board and
Alan Browdy                The Honorable
                                                            many volunteers, our staff is fully dedicated to carrying out the mission set
Barbara Brown               Melanie G. May
                                                            by Mr. Moran and honoring his legacy by helping students and graduates
Deborah Carpenter-         Larry D. McGinnes                choose a positive path.
 Toye, Esq.                Bob Moore
                                                            While Mr. Moran always will be missed by all of us at YATC, we will follow
Ray Daley                  Matthew E. Morrall, Esq.
                                                            his example and live by his words, “The future belongs to those who
Camie Dunbar               Richard A. Noland                prepare for it. Let’s prepare our kids for a better future.”
Malcolm Farrel Jr.         Stephen J. Ozzello
Warren H. Greene           Maria T. Sanjuan
G. Richard Knox            Thomas H. Shea
Edward Machek              Gary L. Thomas

    YATC Mission
    The mission of the Youth
    Automotive Training Center is to
    train and educate at-risk youth in
    basic automotive repair skills,
    academic remediation, job
                                                                                 YATC Class 29
    readiness and life management                          Front row, from left: Justin Dupree, Michael Cuzzo, Leonardo Alvarez, Joshua Canion,
    skills. The goal of this program is                    David Rose, Desmond Stephens, Daniel Cortes, Lennord Wright, Enrique Douglas and
    to prepare young adults who are at                     Jordan Christian.
    a disadvantage in their lives to                       Second row, from left: Jasmon Maxfield, Hewitt Archer, Preston Johnson, Paul Mason,
    become self-sufficient, productive,                    Angel Torres, Anthony Kirksey, Kenneth Kline, Esteban Toribio and Luis Martinez.
    law-abiding citizens.                                  Third row, from left: Victor Acevedo, Devin Evans, Jeffrey Williams, Nicholas Castillo,
                                                           Anthony Lleras, Cast Lucas, Shannon Henry, Dontray Blackshear and Luis Valenzuela.

Jim Moran...honoring our Founder’s legacy
Good times for a great cause   S    outh Florida golfers, celebrities and
                               other YATC supporters hit the links at the
at the South and North         Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation,
                               Florida, on May 12 for the 5th Annual
Florida golf tournaments       Jim Moran YATC South Florida Golf
                               Tournament, presented by Holy Cross
                               Hospital. The 260 golfers were joined by
                               former NFL players Kim Bokamper, who
                               acted as tournament host, Nat Moore,
                               Earl Morrall and Joe Rose, along with
                               Miami Heat announcers Mike Inglis
                               and Jason Jackson. More than 50
                               contributors, including major sponsors
                               The Cross Country Group, J.R. Dunn
                               Jewelers, JM Lexus and Sun-Sentinel,
                               raised enough to cover one month of
                               YATC’s total operational expenses.
                               Expanding the tradition, the Jim Moran
                               YATC North Florida Golf Tournament,
                               presented by Auto Carrier Express,
                               debuted in Jacksonville on June 2 at
                               The Golf Club At Fleming Island in
                               Orange Park, Florida. Through the support
                               of more than 50 sponsors, including major
                               contributors Centurion Auto Logistics, Inc.,
                               Boydstun Metal Works, Inc.,
                               Foam Molders & Specialties and
                               MA Holding LLC, 103 golfers enjoyed
                               the day with friends of YATC. In total,
                               the tournament raised funds to cover one
                               month of operational expenses.

                               Pictured above, from left:
                               Peter Wright joins tournament host
                               Kim Bokamper, YATC Advisory
                               Board member Matt Morrall and
                               Mike O’Connor for a round of golf
                               at the 2007 Jim Moran YATC South
                               Florida Golf Tournament.

                               Pictured left: Terry Routley,
                               executive director of YATC, thanks
                               the sponsors and participants
                               who showed their support at the
                               2007 Jim Moran YATC North
                               Florida Golf Tournament.

  “Everyone at YATC has
  done so much. Even now,
  they look out for me.”
  ~ Jonathan Lopez

 Graduate spotlight: Jonathan Lopez
The artruns in Jonathan Lopez’s
         of building, repairing and        at first, he admits. Staff members,
                                           particularly Lead Student Services
                                                                                     afterward he joined Chuck’s Auto Air
                                                                                     in Hollywood, where in less than six
family. Although their carpentry           Advisor Eddie Marchan, constantly         months he received a pay raise and
business drew him in as a young man,       tested his abilities and commitment.      health insurance, two important
Jonathan’s interests took him in a         When one of his classmates was killed     achievements for a young man with
different direction. “I liked the work,    and his girlfriend became pregnant,       a new career and a new family.
but it was hard on my back and I           Jonathan was forced to focus on his
always liked cars better,” he explained.   goals. “I realized I wasn’t at YATC for   Looking toward the future, Jonathan
School didn’t appeal to him and, after     someone else, I was here for myself       will celebrate his daughter Adnil’s
failing 7th grade three times, he          and needed to put it into gear and        second birthday in December and
eventually quit after 9th grade and        really apply myself.”                     hopes to buy a house soon. This fall
moved to Louisiana.                                                                  he also plans to begin studying for his
                                           By his graduation in 2005, he had         ASE certification in engine repair and
Unsure of his future and how to            earned his General Equivalency            brakes and alignment. His life changed
achieve the independence he craved,        Diploma, an ASE certification in          dramatically since he began YATC,
Jonathan returned to South Florida         automotive air conditioning and           and he advises current students to
where a neighbor gave him the              obtained his driver license. Soon         stick with the program.
school’s brochure. “The information
was meant for my brother, but I saw it         “Although you may not see the light at the end of the
and figured it was a great opportunity
                                                 tunnel, give it some time and hope and you’ll have
for me to better myself,” he said.
                                             something to fight for. Just keep on going and don’t stop.”
Being a student at YATC was difficult

Spend an exciting weekend at the
   2007 Jim Moran Classic,
      November 9 and 10
              at the
 Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
       in Orlando, Florida
C ome with your best golf or tennis game and join talented
celebrities, such as Dan Marino, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jim Kelly,
along with many other YATC supporters for a fun-filled weekend.
The annual Jim Moran Classic is the major fund raiser for YATC
and provides an opportunity for contributors to actively support
the school, while learning first-hand how their generosity impacts
the students’ lives.                                                       Pictured above:
                                                                           Wendy Turnbull, tennis
Please join us for an unforgettable time and help give the kids of         pro and longtime friend of
YATC a second chance!                                                      YATC, will share her
                                                                           talent and expertise with
For more information about the 2007 Jim Moran Classic and                  participants during the
                                                                           Jim Moran Classic Tennis
available sponsorship opportunities, visit
or call the Jim Moran Classic Desk at (954) 420-3286.
                                                                           A program of themed day
                                                                           and evening activities will
                                                                           keep kids and teens busy,
                     At the Golf Clinic, Jim Moran                         energized and entertained.
                     Classic golfers will receive in-
                     struction from dedicated YATC
                     supporter and accomplished pro
                     Mark Pfeil.

                                                        The Jim Moran Classic weekend will include a silent auction
                                                        presented by Mounted Memories, featuring collectible sports and
                                                        entertainment memorabilia.

Hard work pays off for graduates of YATC Class 28

Special graduation guests and NFL greats Dan Marino (far left) and Earl Morrall (far right) joined YATC Executive Director Terry Routley in
congratulating Rob Garcia, Jesse Elise, Kenny Jenkins and all the members of the school’s 28th graduating class.

                                                  O n their first day of school, the
                                                  students of Class 28 were welcomed
                                                                                                     Hilton Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton,
                                                                                                     with musical performances by the
                                                  by YATC Founder Jim Moran who                      Florida Youth Orchestra – included
                                                  encouraged them to believe in                      special recognition for several class
                                                  themselves and their dreams. On                    members. Jesse Elise received the
                                                  May 22, one of those dreams came                   Turnabout Award for the most
                                                  true when the 26 young men and                     significant improvement since the
                                                  women remembered their Founder                     start of the training. Rob Garcia
                                                  and his inspiring words and celebrated             was given the Jump Start Award for
                                                  their completion of the nine-month                 exemplary commitment to his
                                                  academic, technical and life skills                automotive training. Kenny Jenkins
                                                  program. More than 300 family                      was recognized for his dedication to
                                                  members and friends joined celebrity               the program with the Outstanding
                                                  guests Dan Marino and Earl Morrall                 Attendance Award.
                                                  and the YATC staff in honoring the
                                                  graduates for their well-earned                    G. Richard Knox, president emeritus
                                                  accomplishments.                                   of YATC and retired senior vice
G. Richard Knox, recipient of the 2007                                                               president of JM Family Enterprises,
Jim Moran Award, was instrumental in the
                                                  In addition to the presentation of                 Inc., received the annual Jim Moran
school’s founding in 1984 and continues
actively to support the program and its           diplomas to all of the graduates,                  Award for exceptional service to
participants.                                     the ceremony – held at the                         the program, students and graduates.

                              T h a n k                                                    Y o u
            YATC gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the many individuals, companies and foundations that have contributed to the
            Jim Moran Memorial Fund, Jim Moran YATC South Florida Golf Tournament, Jim Moran YATC North Florida Golf
            Tournament, 2007 Graduation and the general operating fund from March 16 – August 15, 2007. We regret any omissions to
            the following list for donations received after our print deadline.

$100,000 and above                    $1,000 – $4,999                       Dave & Marlys Jarvi                   Southeast Toyota Parts, Accessory &
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.           AlliedBarton Security Services        Jan Jessup                               Service Departments
                                      Howard Alpern                         JM Lexus                              Sprint Nextel
$25,000 – $99,999                     Ansin Foundation                      Kasper Architecture & Develop-        Starboard Automotive
Holy Cross Hospital                   Arlington Toyota/Scion                   ment, Inc.                         The Sweigart Bruce Family
The Dan Marino Foundation             Automobile Rental Association of      KC Petroleum                          Tire One
                                         South Florida                      Kenco Electrical & A/C, Inc.          Town & Country Toyota
$10,000 – $24,999                     Bank of New York                      Dana B. Kenyon Company                Toyota Approved Dealer Equipment
22squared                             Brown & Bigelow                       King Toyota                           Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Auto Carrier Express, Inc.            Bob & Millie Burnett                  KPMG LLP                              Toyota of Orlando
Colin Brown                           Jeff & Connie Cadwell                 Lexus - A Division of Toyota          Tribune Publishing
Brent Burns                           Champion Solutions Group                 Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.          Pete & Kay Van Deusen
The Czubay Family                     Cherokee County Toyota                Lexus Champions for Charity           The Women’s League of Hillsboro
C. Davis Electric Co. Inc.            Climate Temp. Inc.                    Lowe Toyota of Warner Robins,            Beach
Keith Pierson Toyota, Keith Pierson & Community Foundation of Greater          Leven Holliman                     Workplace Resource
   Terry Taylor                          Greensboro                         Jack & Maureen Lynch                  WSVN-Channel 7
Phil Smith Automotive Group           Core Design Group                     Lauderdale/Miami Auto Auction         Xtreme Indoor Karting
Gary & Linda Thomas                   DataScan Technologies                 Larry & Julianne McGinnes
Toyota of Melbourne                   Bruce, Cheryl & Erika Davis           Merrill Lynch – The Vella, O’Leary,   Up to $1,000
United Way of Broward County          Dickstein Shapiro LLP                    Lytle Group                        Cristina Abboud
Wachovia Corporation                  DME                                   Joe & Pat Moore                       Acceptance Mortgage Co.
Ken & Debbie Yerves                   William M. Donohoe                    Matthew E. Morrall, Esq.              Dave & Donna Allen
                                      Doug & Camie Dunbar                   Muñoz Studio Photography              American Tire Distributors
$5,000 - $9,999                       Eagle One/Valvoline                   Neiman Marcus of Ft. Lauderdale       Amrep, Inc.
Boydstun Metal Works, Inc.            Malcolm & Penny Farrel Jr.            The Newport Group                     Eric J. Anderson
Centurion Auto Logistics, Inc.        Finish Master                         Rick & Terrie Noland                  Apple Printing & Advertising Special-
Scott Clark’s Toyota City             Fleet One                             Northrop & Johnson                       ties
Coggin Automotive                     Gator Bowl Association                   Yachts-Ships, Inc.                 Apptix/MI8 Inc.
Cord Automotive International         Dave Genetti                          Office Depot                          Ardex Labs of South Florida
The Cross Country Group               Gentex Corporation                    Palm Beach Toyota                     Armstrong Toyota of Homestead
J.R. Dunn Jewelers                    Glaceau VitaminWater                  Ernie Palmer Toyota/Scion             Bob & Glenda Arnett
Foam Molders Specialties              Wayne & Alicia Gregory                Pasco Commercial & Residential        Ashland Management Inc.
Jaguar Trading International, Inc.    Edward & Cecile Harmann                  Hardware                           AutoNation
Lipton Toyota/Scion                   Hartley Press, Inc.                   Preferred Office Furniture            Avfuel Corporation
MA Holding LLC                        Darryl & Linda Head                   PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP            Josie Bacallao
Marietta Toyota, Inc.                 Headquarter Toyota                    Proficient Auto Transport             Pamela Bailey
Ed Morse Automotive Group             The A.D. Henderson                    QMI/Everwear Products                 Annette Baker
Northern Trust                           Foundation, Inc.                   Rice Toyota                           Clark & Sandi Ballard
Sun-Sentinel                          John Hoctor                           Ritter Chusid Bivona & Cohen, LLP     Rusty & Melinda Barnes
Tire Kingdom                          Holland & Knight LLP                  Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-     Robert B. Barnett & Rita Braver
                                      Norma Horvitz                            Davidson, Bruce Rossmeyer’s        Scott & Kerry Barrett
$49,999                               INTECH                                   Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson     Ken & Graziella Barton
                                      INViSiON Industries                      & Daytona Toyota                   Tim Bassett
                                      J.B. Painting & Waterproofing, Inc.   Rugged Liner Inc.                     Bill & Kim Bateman
                                      Jacaranda Golf Club                   Ed & Sandy Sheehy                     Jeth & Debbie Battisto

Joel Beaver                             Bill Curran                           Wayne & Adele Givens                 JM Service Center Maintenance De-
Phillip D. Beaver                       Cypress Care                          Jon & Megan Glass                       partment
Dorsey Beech                            Jeffrey Daniels                       Mona Gonzales                        JM&A Group
Benihana                                Larry Daniels                         Jorge E. Gonzalez                    Chris & Ada Johnson
Bentley & Royce Inc.                    Dave & Karen Darnell                  Goodyear Blimp Visitor Center        Mark & Stacy Johnson
Mike Bessette                           Russ & Mara Darrow III                Gorilla Automotive Products          Johnny Jones
Marc Bienvenue                          Jim Davey                             Roger Gowder                         Larry Jones
Tom & Jackie Blanton                    Ernest & Jeanette Daymude             Grainger                             Patricia Jones
Marilyn Boesken                         John B. Deinhardt                     Grande Oaks                          Patsy Jones
April Bolkosky                          Johnny Del Rio                        John & Juanita Gray                  Sam Jones
Borrell Fire Systems                    Delray Youth Enrichment Voca-         Greenberg Traurig                    Pavan Kapur
Ray & Maurica Bourne                       tional Charter School              Bess Greenwald                       Elsbeth Karley
Cheryl Bouve                            Christopher & Ann Denison             Arnold & Barbara Grevior             Robert & Sharon Karley
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County    Violet Denmark                        Jeff Grob                            Nicholas Katz
The Bracken Family                      James Dennison                        Jeff & Sheryl Hall                   Kendall Toyota
Edgar H. Braddock                       Greg DePaola                          Kenneth Hall                         Tracey Kettelhut
Jeff Brawner                            Kathi DeVito & Patrick Harris         Gilbert & Veronica Hanks             Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein
Alan & Linda Browdy                     The Dezmain Family                    Brian & Emily Harrison                  & Squires P.A.
Alexander D. Brown                      Joanne DiLorenzo                      George Hart/           Todd Kimpton
Ed & Barbara Brown                      Doctors Center Health Services        Marty Harty                          Lisa Kitei & Ken Nicolosi
Fred Brown                              John Dooher                           Paul & Beth Hauser                   Linda L. Kleinman
Keirn & Jane Brown                      Erik Dove                             Forrest & Chris Heathcott            G. Richard Knox
Barry I. Buchman                        Dream Dinners                         Bob Heck                             Ellen L. Kohl
Lance A. Buckman                        Paul Dufresne                         Darrell Hedges                       George Kokinakis
Joe & Betty Budano                      Eagle Management Group, Inc.          Robin Helms                          Scott Krause
James Burdin                            Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of    Chris Henry                          Loren & Tammy Kushner
Melanie Burgess                            South Florida                      Nancy Hensley                        John & Liz Lacorte
Sam & Caroline Burgess                  Andy & Susan Eccher                   Dewey Herbert                        Steve Lalchan
Brock Burggrabe                         Edlund Dritenbas Binkley Architects   Hitachi Data Systems                 Grant & Angela Lam
Jim & Donna Cammack                        & Associates, P.A.                 Richard Hoch Photography, Inc.       Lehman Toyota/Scion
Frank Campisi                           Elite Corporation                     Maxine Hofert                        Mark Leis
Ron Cavicchio                           Eric Ellison                          Keith Holcomb                        Mike Leis
Vincent & Mary Celentano                Robert Elmore                         Clive Holden                         Bob & Jan Lendi
Central Florida Auto Dealers Associa-   Jing S. Eng                           Staci Holloway                       Connie Levine
   tion, Inc.                           Ernst & Young                         Linda Hsu                            Eric Levy
Channel 23 Univision                    Ronald Esserman                       Robert Hubert                        Lighthouse Toyota
Donald M. Chase                         Ping Fang                             Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress          Wayne Lobdell
Nicky Chesser                           Bill Farrell & Associates             Dave Illingworth                     Tom Locke
Chang Choe                              Lou Feagles & Lois Wagstrom, M.D.     Insight Computer Solution            Scott Lockwood
William Choisser                        Field of Dreams                       Irving Berlin Casuals                Lance Longley
Todd Clarke                             First Coast News                      Andrew Itkoff Photography            Lucia Lopez
CMS Group, LLC                          Fish A Restaurant                     It’s In The Bag                      Dr. & Mrs. Richard Luceri
William A. Coffman                      Footy’s Restaurant & Bar              J&D Maintenance & Service            Matt Ludka
Harry & Lisa Cohen                      John Fossett                          Jackson’s Steakhouse                 Tom Lumpkin
Natasha Cohen                           Mo Fowell                             Eric Jaeger                          John Lynch & Company, Inc.
Community Foundation of Broward         Bruce & Sue Freedman                  Kathleen T. Jako                     W. Russell MacAusland
CompUSA                                 Fuel South                            JM Family Enterprises Marine De-     Barry Madden
Jack Conklin                            Fujitsu Ten Corporation of America        partment                         Magnolia Point Golf &
Ronald & Catherine Coombs               Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company      JM Service Center Benefits Depart-      Country Club
Coral Ridge Country Club                Rebecca & Carlos Gahete                   ment                             Karin Magnuson
Courtesy Insurance                      Denis & Dianne Galavan                JM Service Center LLC
Gary J. Coveyou                         John & Marina Gawlinski                                                                  Continued on page 10
CR Jewelers                             John Gearin
Wayne & Kathy Crater                    Jeff Geisler                             Please note that 2007 Jim Moran Classic donations are
Drew Craze                              Damon Giangrande                         not included in this issue of Car Tracks. All contributions
Jose Cuevas                             Gary & Lynda Gilbert                     to the 2007 Jim Moran Classic will be acknowledged in
James Cupo                              Jim Gilbert                              the next newsletter. Thank you for your support of the
                                                                                 Jim Moran Classic!

Marketrend Interactive Inc.             Lois W. Morreale                    Bob & Suzanne Plati                   Michael J. Styles
Ron & Sue Marmion                       Keith Moscatello                    Progressive Glass, Inc.               Daniel J. Suarez
Maroone Toyota                          Mounted Memories                    Pylon Manufacturing Corporation       Timothy Sullivan
Eddie Marquez                           Mr. Food                            Daniel Quong                          Rae Summersill
The Honorable Melanie G. May            Muvico Entertainment                Rajeev & Sheila Ravindran             Sue Swanson
MBS Benefit Planning,                   Linda Nazworth                      Michele M. Reilly                     Alesia Swider
   Kenneth J. Schulman                  Jack & Laurice Neam                 Bill & Tabitha Reilly                 Karen & Tony Sylvester
Dr. & Mrs. Bo McClerkin                 Dr. Michael G. Neam                 Reinhardt Motors, Inc.                Anna R. Taqueti
Vicki McComb                            John & RoseAnn Nee                  Joe Richards & Family                 Joe Tarver
Frank McCoy                             Tracy L. Nellett                    Dennis Richardson                     David Taylor
Ken & Sandy McCoy                       Daniel H. Nelson                    Mark Richardson                       Jason Taylor Foundation
Priscilla McGillicuddy                  NeoStar, Inc.                       Toni Richardson                       Teakdecking Systems, Inc.
Heather McLeod                          Beverly Ness                        Fred & Diane Ritenour                 Keith & Annata Tempinski
McMurray Fabrics, Inc.                  NetScout                            Eduardo Rivera                        Gavin J. Tennant
Albert McVety                           Nova Southeastern University        James R. Roberts                      Dale Thomas
Jonathan & Joy McVety                   Thad Nowak                          Paul Rodgers                          Phil Thomas
John Medved                             William Nuckolls                    Andres Rodriguez                      Phillip Thomas
Tracy Medwid                            Office Remix Inc.                   Allie Rosenbaum                       Jeff Timko
Donnie Meister                          Kathleen O’Hare                     William & Sharon Routley              Brick Toifel
Jim Melchiorre                          Dave Olendorf                       Miriam Rush                           Shirley Tosca
Metro Group - IT Recruitment Services   Brian W. Olivie                     Kenneth Ryals                         Toyota of Hollywood
Miami Heat                              Open Magnetic Imaging, Inc.         Jim Ryan                              Toyota of South Florida
Matthew Michals                         Bob & Sharon Opkins                 Mattew Sakolove                       Trademarks
Microsoft Corporation                   Karen Otis                          Maria Sanjuan/AXA Advisors LLC        Chris & Debora Triggs
Miller Electric Co.                     Steve & Sandy Ozzello               Dennis Santana                        Scott D. Tromans
Royal & Mildred Minerva                 Michael & Patricia Papi             Tom Schmidt                           Jeffrey Trotter
MITO Corporation                        Donald Parham                       David Schmitt                         Wendy Turnbull
Jorge & Ester Moas                      Camille Parker                      Brian Schwartz                        Rejeana Turner
Joe Montana                             Bethany Patterson                   Steve & Debbie Shannon                Dallas Twist
Beth Mooney                             Arlene Pecora                       Fred Shaver                           Ricky A. Untermeyer
Bob & Vicky Moore                       William N. Penzer                   Thomas & Maureen Shea                 Theodore S. Valpey
Audie Moran                             Susan Perry                         George Shepard                        Bill Van Tassel
Jim & Wanda Moran Jr.                   Jennifer Peters                     Harvey Shiflet                        David & Catherine Vincent
Ken Morrand                             James Pitts                         Carol Shirey                          Glenn & Laurie Vincent
                                                                            Nicole B. Shuey                       Chris Vitito
                                                                            Chuck Siegel/CBS Insurance Group      Valery Voyles
                    Save the Dates!                                         Silverblatt & Associates              Mark & Lynda Walter
                                                                            Bonnie L. Smith                       Taylor Ward
                      YATC Holiday Party                                    Phyllis Smith                         Cynthia Warner
                       December 11, 2007                                    Wendy Smith                           Dwight Weaver
              JM Family Enterprises Aviation Facility                       Joan Sonabend                         Myra Weaver
                     Fort Lauderdale, Florida                               Southern Manufacturing &              Wendy Weeks
                                                                               Argue Automotive Accessories       Marshall Weinberg
                                                                            Mike Sparrow                          Mark Weis
 2nd Annual Jim Moran YATC North Florida Golf Tournament
                                                                            Sphere of Influence Mentoring Group   Heidi Welch
                       April 12, 2008                                       Ryan & Julie Spoerl                   David L. White
    The Golf Club At Fleming Island, Orange Park, Florida                   Stadium Toyota, Inc.                  Charles Whitehouse
                                                                            Dian Graves Stai                      Caren & Albert Williams
 6th Annual Jim Moran YATC South Florida Golf Tournament                    The Starting Place                    Larry & Franki Wilson
                      April 26, 2008                                        Michael A. Stegeman                   Orland Wolford
          Jacaranda Golf Club, Plantation, Florida                          Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm     Betty C. Wood
                                                                               Beach                              James A. Woody
                         YATC Graduation                                    Lauren Stewart                        Woulfe Design Group
                                                                            Drs. Melvin & Patricia Stith          WPLG – TV
                           May 29, 2008
                                                                            Pete & Joan Stramaglia                Doug & Connie Yawn
                 Hilton Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton                          Kathy Stried                          Jerry Yeomans
                       Deerfield Beach, Florida                             Nancy Strong                          Michael D. Zaidman
            For more information, call (954) 428-0909.
Staff enjoys summer session of                                                    New programs
teambuilding and goal setting                                                     kick learning
                                                                                  into high gear
                                                                                  Through support provided by the
                                                                                  Sandra Machek Fund, the YATC
                                                                                  students of Class 29 will receive a
                                                                                  boost this year in tackling reading
                                                                                  and math. Two new computer
                                                                                  programs have been added to the
                                                                                  academic curriculum. Corrective
                                                                                  Reading delivers tightly sequenced,
                                                                                  carefully planned lessons to give the
                                                                                  structure and practice necessary for
                                                                                  fluent reading and better learning.
                                                                                  To improve math skills, MathMedia
                                                                                  educational software provides an
                                                                                  interactive, self-directed learning
                                                                                  program that offers an engaging and
                                                                                  challenging way to learn basic math
                                                                                  and algebra. Both programs will
                                                                                  prepare YATC students to successfully
                                                                                  earn their General Equivalency
Front row: Erin Lane, Mercedes Jimenez and Carol Flemke                           Diplomas and acquire skills useful in
Back row: Roger Lamoreal, Kristine Colina, Terry Routley, Charles Whitehouse,     their personal and professional lives.
Loren Kushner and Eddie Marchan
                                                                                  Thank you to Ed Machek and all
                                                                                  donors to the Sandra Machek Fund!
P   rior to the start of the school year, YATC Executive Director Terry Routley
led the school’s first-ever staff retreat. Designed to build camaraderie,
knowledge and enthusiasm, the retreat offered staff members the opportunity
to brainstorm for the coming
year, exchange ideas and discuss
long-term goals.                                                                                    YATC's new
“Our retreat was a really neat                                                                      software evaluates
chance for all of us to take some                                                                   students' reading
time out to look ahead and                                                                          and math skills,
make sure we were all on the                                                                        allowing them to
same page before we were off                                                                        concentrate on
and running with the new                                                                            individual areas of
class,” Routley said.                                                                               improvement.
Thank you to JM Family
Enterprises, Inc. for
underwriting the staff
planning retreat.

Good News from YATC students & graduates

 Christina Chapa   Jeffrey Richardson   Jonathan Velez   Lavonte Davis    Brandon Kimbrough    Sam Snyder       Mike Conyers

Good luck to Class of 2007 graduates Christina Chapa,             Sam Snyder (Class of 2007) and Kelly Conway
Jeffrey Richardson and Jonathan Velez who are now                 welcomed their first child on August 3. Damian Luke
associates of Fidelity Warranty Services.                         Snyder weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. and is doing well.

Congratulations to Christina Chapa and Lavonte Davis,             Mike Conyers (Class of 2004) and Cherlenta Kendrick
graduates of the Class of 2007, who earned their General          celebrated the August 16th birth of their first child,
Equivalency Diplomas.                                             Reginnae Conyers, who weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz.

Brandon Kimbrough (Class of 2007) and Adrienne                       YATC wants to share your good news
Ferron-Kimbrough celebrated the birth of their healthy               Do you have good news you would like to share? If so,
6 lb., 8 oz. son, Jaydon Micahyh, on July 19.                        we’d like to hear about it! Please e-mail Terry Routley at
                                                            or call (954) 428-0909.

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