Programs + Events
Empower Me Tour College FairThe Youth Transportation Organization, with help from a grant from the Quest Foundation, provided bussing for almost 400 Oakland high school students to the Empower Me Tour (produced by the United Negro College Fund, The Oakland Promise and The Oakland Unified School District. ), a free college and career fair. The EMT showcases Traditionally Black Colleges and provides and opportunity for students to gain acceptance into undergraduate or graduate schools, earn scholarship funds and/or secure jobs and internships on location.
Aim HighAim High provides a valuable summer school program for over 2500 students throughout Northern California. Yoots provides logistical support for the Aim High field trip program, which had up to 16 busses on the road each day! From price negotiations to daily scheduling with the service provider, we act as an additional resource for the Aim High staff.
Northern Light School Field Trip to Camp Arroyo
Yoots.org is very grateful for the opportunity to help make this trip to Camp Arroyo in Livermore a reality. With help from our partners at Quest Fund, we funded transportation for the 4th and 5th grade classes at Oakland's incredible Northern Light School! Thanks to Michael’s Transportation Service for safely moving almost 50 children.
Camp Arroyo is one of the premiere locations for outdoor education in the Bay Area- 138 acres of wilderness nestled in the rolling hills of the East Bay, made reality by the Taylor Family Foundation.
Outward Bound of California
We're thrilled to partner with the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation to help increase Outward Bound's mission within the San Francisco city limits. Outward Bound has struggled with transportation related issues for years and many deserving youth have missed out on their world famous programming.
This grant will help hundreds of students from San Francisco's title one schools to join in the fun!
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital FETCH Program
The Youth Transportation Organization has created a pilot program with UCSF’s Center for the Vulnerable Child called FETCH - Free and Easy Transportation for Children’s Health. We are working with multiple clinics within the Pediatric Care facility to lower the “no-show” rate. When we first began work with the clinic, the rate was a frighteningly high 35%. In the past year, we've learned that big portion of the no-shows are due to a lack of timely, affordable transportation. We've lowered that rate, delivering children to their doctor and dental appointments, and we've begun to create advanced techniques to further understand the myriad of difficulties for the patient population that keeps many from attending their appointments.