YACster Profiles

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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Meet Emilio

posted on January 14, 2017 by
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Meet Emilio

Emilio, a 19-year-old student at Monterey Peninsula College, has been a member of YAC for close to two years and loves being part of the “fulfilling, welcoming and cozy” atmosphere. In fact Emilio very much ›››

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Meet Tennyson

posted on December 8, 2016 by
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Meet Tennyson

Tennyson, a 17-year-old Junior at Monterey High School, has been a member of YAC for three years, since she first started her freshman year. She finds YAC to be “eye-opening, opportunity-giving, amazing, teaching, and totally ›››

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Meet Kelsoe

posted on September 21, 2016 by
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Meet Kelsoe

Kelsoe – a 15-year-old independent study sophomore who also takes classes at MPC – has been a YACster for just over a year since he started high school. He finds YAC to be “accepting, lively ›››

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