Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is proud to announce the selection of Elizabeth Slater as its next Chief Executive Officer. Slater succeeds Interim CEO Tom Hoyt. Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County.
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JULY 15, 2019 (Tucson, AZ): Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is proud to announce the selection of Elizabeth Slater as its next Chief Executive Officer. Slater succeeds Interim CEO Tom Hoyt. Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County.
Slater, a nonprofit executive and fundraiser, previously served on the YOTO board of directors. She has over twenty years of experience working with teens in education, healthcare, and foster care settings.
“Youth On Their Own has many opportunities for growth right now,” said Debra Salaiz, YOTO’s board president. “We are excited to have a leader who understands the organization and its potential, and we’re thrilled that Elizabeth will be guiding YOTO into the future.”
Youth On Their Own has seen unprecedented growth in the number of homeless youth served by the organization. YOTO projects that student numbers will continue to rise. Slater will lead the organization’s creation and implementation of a strategic plan to address the growing need, including expansion of staff and facilities.
“Elizabeth's heart beats for YOTO,” said board member Bill Stoffers. “Her passion for our students and their success is unmatched. That's why she is the right person for this role.”
Slater holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as professional certificates in Nonprofit Leadership from San Jose State University and Professional Fundraising from Boston University. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2009.
About Youth On Their Own: Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless unaccompanied youth throughout Southern Arizona. Youth served are in grades 6-12 (up to age 21) and have been abandoned through no fault of their own. Students are enrolled in Pima County public schools - including charter and alternative schools - and are motivated to obtain their high school diplomas despite personal and financial hardship. YOTO provides financial assistance, basic needs, and guidance to over 2,000 students per year who are working towards their high school graduation. More info at: www.yoto.org
CONTACT: Bethany Neumann, 520-912-6925 or bneumannyoto.org
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