What YOPAT’s all about!

YOPAT is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to provide programs to help teens develop a passion for technology and the media arts.

Every sunset brings our young people one day closer to adulthood.  Every sunrise brings them new challenges and new decisions.  We are not just guiding them along the path they travel; we are actually helping them build the path itself.

I look around every day at the anguish and difficulties that young people face:  poverty, unemployment, single parent homes, drugs and peer pressure.   I see good kids who need more than help.  They need a helping hand.  They are eager, energetic, and hungry to learn.  And through YOPAT, we strive to give them the focus and resources to find their inner talent and to build from it a solid foundation to move forward with their lives along a path to success.

Each day, each of us — the staff and our volunteers – put in long hours of hard work.  But every smile we see on their young faces gives us the hope and courage we need to do even more.  It’s been said “the only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next”.

At YOPAT, we look forward to every next moment.

Su Stewart, Found CEO