‚ÄčThe Young Adult Program (YAP) prepares eligible young adults, ages 18-24, for employment in high-demand careers by establishing a community of supporters. The 12- 18 month program provides proactive academic support, individualized employment coaching, and free tuition and required books/supplies for short-term DMACC certificate programs. YAP coordinates career-related events and personal development throughout the year.

As a YAP student, you will:

  • Become a part of a community that encourages growth and success.
  • Receive individualized guidance to help you succeed in the classroom and prepare for your career.
  • Receive FREE hands-on training that prepares you for the workforce that leads to an increase in wage earnings.
  • Receive career and/or educational transition assistance for one year after graduation. 

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Contact Us

We're here to help! Contact any person below with questions.

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Som Mongtin
Program Navigator
Office: (515) 697-7712
Cell: (515) 204-6179
Email: ssmongtin@dmacc.edu  


Alyssa Czapla
Program Navigator
Office: (515) 697-1452
Cell: (515) 865-4160
Email: alczapla@dmacc.edu  

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Kara Donovan
Employment Specialist
Office: 515-697-1458
Cell: 319-404-8858
Email: kdonovan2@dmacc.edu  


Ruby Murillo
Employment Specialist
Office: (515) 697-1460
Cell: (515) 344-4491
Email: rmurillo3@dmacc.edu