Young Auto Care Network Group
Home for the auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant community of under-40 professionals
YANG provides its members with the opportunity to network with industry peers, develop new skill sets and improve leadership capabilities. YANG events include panel discussions with industry leaders, professional development sessions and networking
events throughout the country. YANG awards a number of scholarships to rising stars in the industry as well.
Upon joining, YANG members immediately become part of a 1,500-strong network of young industry professionals around the world. Members are invited to attend and host events at trade shows, leadership conferences and Regional Meet-Ups throughout the country. Members receive recognition as well as opportunities for mentorship offered by seasoned industry leaders. For your organization, membership in YANG helps foster employee retention through networking, mentorship and exposure to the broader industry.
join yang at topgolf in support of the aacf
YANG is proud to host a TopGolf fundraising event at eight major locations across the country to support the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). AACF was established in 1959 to help Automotive Aftermarket professionals and their families who have fallen on hard times. Members of the Automotive Aftermarket have always taken care of their own and the members of YANG want to continue that tradition by raising funds for AACF.
This event will take place: Thursday, September 8*, 2022, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.** local time at multiple locations nationwide. Select the location below to register to participate in golf or networking!
*The fundraiser located in Omaha, NE, took place Thursday, August 25, 2022.
**The event will take place from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. local time in Denver, Colo.
Deadline to register
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
YANG Advisory Council Applications NOW OPEN
June 2, 2023
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 YANG Advisory Council for a two-year term commencing July 1, 2023. Eligibility is limited to under-40 employees of Auto Care Association members in good standing. Involvement on the YANG Advisory Council is a great way for Auto Care Association members to get more involved in the association, influence the direction of multiple projects and priorities, and have an impact on the industry's next generation. (Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, June 2)
YANG Leadership 2.0 Scholarship NOW OPEN
June 2, 2023
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 YANG Leadership 2.0 Scholarship. ONE deserving YANG member is awarded a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s Leadership 2.0 Program. Graduates of the program receive 7.0 CEUs towards their Automotive Aftermarket Profession (AAP) designations. The scholarship is valued at $6,650 and covers the price of tuition, class materials and meals. Travel/hotel accommodations are not included. Eligibility is limited to under-40 employees of Auto Care Association members in good standing. (Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, June 2)
Aftermarket Joint Channel Market Size and Forecast Webinar
June 15, 2023
Join the Auto Care Association, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and S and P Global Mobility (formerly IHS Markit) on June 15, 2023 for an exclusive in-depth look at the size, growth rate, and outlook for the automotive aftermarket. The Joint Channel Forecast is your key to unlocking growth and staying ahead in the dynamic automotive aftermarket industry. Powered by experts at S and P Global Mobility and in partnership with Auto Care Association and MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, this comprehensive forecast provides valuable insights and strategic guidance that can fuel your business success.
CAWA Regional Meet-Up Long Beach
June 22, 2023
Long Beach, CA
Join YANG in Long Beach, Calif for a Regional Meet-Up on Thursday, June 22, sponsored by CAWA and Mando! The Meet-Up will take place at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel, and will include beer & wine with light snacks. This event is being held in conjunction with the CAWA Leadership and Education Forum. It is open to all YANG members, mentors and under-40 automotive industry guests.
Impact Award: Four for the Future Nominations NOW OPEN
July 14, 2023
The Impact Award recognizes four aftermarket professionals under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the auto care industry. The award provides businesses within the auto care industry the opportunity to highlight the success of individuals in their roles who demonstrate hard work, dedication, professionalism and exceptional abilities. The awards are presented and managed by the association's Marketing and Communications committee and the YANG community. (Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, July 14)
news and activities
Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Announces 2023 Next Step Program Scholarship Recipients
Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Announces 2023 Leadership Conference Speaker Lineup
Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Announces 2023 Leadership Conference Keynote, Featured Workshop Speakers
YANG Reception to Make Big Splash at AAPEX
What Members Are Saying
Until I joined Auto Care, I wouldn't have known the full picture of tariffs other than what you see on the news.Ashlee Arnold Arnold Oil Company of Austin
If you're on the fence about becoming a member of Auto Care Association, you're missing a lot of really great benefits.Jacki Lutz Sensata Technologies