We’re very proud to announce that ADESA’s ongoing support of Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) has earned us “top contributor” status. During the 17-year relationship, ADESA has donated more than $1.8 million to the cause.

YATC is a tuition-free, hands-on program that teaches basic automotive repair, job readiness and life management skills to at-risk young adults in the Deerfield Beach, Florida, area. The center was established in 1984 by Jim Moran, philanthropist and founder of JM Family Enterprises. Since its inception, the training facility has grown from a one-room center to a 16,000-square-foot property, including a state-of-the-art automotive shop, classrooms and a computer learning center and library. YATC has seen 700 graduates in 37 groups, and it has an incredible success rate. Almost 90 percent of these graduates are successful and employed, and many choose to continue their education or eventually start their own shops.

As a top contributor, ADESA has regularly participated in YATC’s largest fundraiser, the Jim Moran Classic, which includes teams of golfers playing alongside golf pros like Chi Chi Rodriguez and other celebrities.

ADESA supports YATC’s mission of keeping young people on the road to a successful future to become contributing members of their community and our industry.

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ADESA golfers at the Jim Moran Classic