YACster Profiles

Meet Ash

posted on July 17, 2020 by
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Meet Ash

Ash, an 18-year old York alumni who describes herself as an “idiosyncratic perfectionist,” is currently on a gap year before starting at the University of Denver. She first became a YACster in September of 2018, ›››

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Meet Chanelle

posted on May 8, 2020 by
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Meet Chanelle

Chanelle is a 16 year-old junior at Monterey High School who describes herself as “quirky, weird, and colorful.” She first became a YACster about a year ago, and describes YAC as a fun, creative, and ›››

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Meet Vanessa

posted on March 18, 2019 by
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Meet Vanessa

Vanessa is a 17-year-old junior at Seaside High who has been a YACster for just over a year. Friendly and hilarious, Vanessa is a prolific and daring artist who sees YAC as a place full ›››

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Meet Samantha

posted on August 23, 2018 by
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Meet Samantha

Samantha, who just went off to start college at Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), has been a YACster since her freshman year at Monterey High. A fearless and multitalented artist, Samantha labels herself ›››

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Meet Barbara

posted on April 26, 2018 by
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Meet Barbara

Barbara is a sixteen-year-old homeschooled sophomore who’s been a YACster for the past two years. She compares herself to the sea – “calm at times, but also angry at other times.” Friendly and funny, Barbara ›››

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Meet Lorena

posted on January 16, 2018 by
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Meet Lorena

Lorena, an eighteen-year-old senior at Monterey High, has been a YACster for the past four years. She describes herself as “positive, kind, and hard-working,” although anyone who knows her would agree that’s an understatement. Engaged ›››

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Meet Stephen

posted on August 17, 2017 by
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Meet Stephen

Stephen, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Seaside High, has been a YACster for four years, since he started high school. He feels that words cannot quite express how “respectable and helpful” YAC is. Stephen’s first ›››

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Meet Raven

posted on June 5, 2017 by
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Meet Raven

Raven, a 15-year-old homeschooled through Compass Charter School, has been a member of YAC for two years, since she started high school. Raven is the first ever TAGster (Teaching Across Generations – YAC’s Saturday program ›››

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Meet Jade

posted on May 4, 2017 by
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Meet Jade

Jade, a 17-year-old who just graduated from Monterey County Home Charter School has been a member of Youth Arts Collective for all of high school. She considers YAC to be “cozy, knowledgeable, and full of ›››

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Meet Taylor

posted on February 25, 2017 by
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Meet Taylor

Taylor, an 18-year-old Senior at York, has been a member of YAC for three years and loves being part of such a “cozy, tranquil and rewarding” community. Self-described as “amiable, quirky and caring,” she first ›››

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