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Unleashing the creative genius of our communities.

Innovate YC is a collaboration between local teachers, students and community members, and businesses to create a new model of hands on education that fosters forward thinkers who are aware and involved in the world.

Our Stories

The innovate Yamhill-Carlton initiative brings our schools, community, and businesses together for the common purpose of developing the mindset and skills on innovation. Innovation is necessary to drive economic grow as well as a strong community of informed citizens.  Here are some things people are saying:
Ryder Severson

Ryder Severson


“I am thrilled with the opportunities Innovate YC has given me. I am gaining important skills that will benefit me now and in the future, and I am also having fun while doing it. Innovate YC is a proactive way for students to leave a lasting impression at the school while paving the path of the future.”

Brittany Hartmann

Brittany Hartmann

Teacher at Yamhill Carlton High School

“As a teacher at Yamhill Carlton High School, Innovate YC stands for endless opportunities for my students. The advancement in technology allows students to grow and develop into forward thinking, critically aware, and culturally involved citizens who are not afraid to take large steps into the future.”

 Jeff Breazile

Jeff Breazile

Father of four

“As an Intel engineer I directly see the impact of technology in every aspect of the daily life. I believe it is essential to allow students the opportunity to develop skills in technology. In a school district like YC it is exciting to give  students a taste of what a job in technology would be like. These experiences allow students to gain knowledge as well as the mindset of innovation.”
Jordan Slavish

Jordan Slavish

Engineering Teacher

In 2014, my wife and I uprooted our family and moved to the Willamette Valley when a position became available at Yamhill Carlton High School. My goals here were simple, to remain a part of a tight small town, but to grow my professional community ever so slightly as well. As an educator, it is my philosophy that my students are capable of learning far faster than I’m able to teach them.


YC’s Drone Team in the News!

Last week members of YC’s drone team ventured to Pendleton to participate in an Ag Drone Rodeo. This event, the first of its kind, brought teams together from around the state who are exploring the use of drones for agriculture. YC’s project, being done in...

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Getting Kids Involved

Getting kids involved these days seems to be nearly impossible, but how can we change this? Living in the “technology-age”, everyday life is surrounded by technology and teens rely on it for support. Students are interested in technology and have grown up in the first...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings “You’re hired” has been a frequently used phrase for YC’s athletic director in the last month. Three new coaches have been hired to help our sports program become as great as it can be. Football, volleyball, and basketball are all getting a fresh...

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A New Start For The Arts

With the retirement, at the end of this 2015-2016 school year, of beloved arts teacher and director, Brenda Longton, YC will be introducing a new teacher. This will change the face of the yamhill Carlton playmakers as well as the music programs throughout the school....

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Soccer Update

The US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team program to help young athletes with disabilities, build their skills while allowing them to have fun at the same time.  TOPSoccer is organized by youth soccer...

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