Speaker October 27, 2015


Teresa Baker
Executive Director
Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation of youth in Pima County in grades 6-12, by helping them to remain in school and stay focused on the goal of graduation. Our Programs include a monthly Living Stipend earned through good grades and school attendance; Emergency Needs such as bus passes, food, school supplies, etc.,; after graduation scholarships, Career and Workforce development. The YOTO program also provides guidance and mentoring. In 2014-2015 school year, YOTO served over 1,500 homeless youth in over 140 local/area schools. As Executive Director, Teresa is responsible for all business and infrastructural support; fund development; marketing/advertising; staff recruitment and management: and program services. Teresa increased overall revenues from $700K supporting 350 youth in 2010 to $2.2M in 2014 supporting over 1,500 youth.