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
Next Step Program Scholarship NOW OPEN
March 24, 2023
The Next Step Program offers young industry professionals the unique opportunity to develop lasting involvement in the auto care industry by experiencing and participating in Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, which occurs during Auto Care Connect Week. The Next Step Program recipients will receive free registration to the 2023 YANG Leadership Conference and a scholarship of up to $2,000 to offset most expense for travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. (Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 24th!)
Aftermarket 101 Regional Meet-Up
April 5, 2023
Farmington Hills, MI
Join YANG on Wednesday, April 5 in Farmington Hills, MI for our next Regional Meet-Up at Aftermarket 101! The Meet-Up will take place at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Detroit Novi will include food and drinks. Thank you to Fisher/Federated Auto Parts for hosting this event! Open to all current and new YANG members as well as any Aftermarket 101 students. Please RSVP by Monday, April 3rd.
YANG Professional Series featuring Rick Smith
April 6, 2023
Virtually, via Zoom
Join YANG for its next professional series event featuring AutoZone Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Rick Smith. The YANG Professional Series is a virtual event bringing together YANG members to talk about key issues, hot topics, and opportunities in the automotive aftermarket.
2023 YANG Leadership Conference
May 23 to 24, 2023
The YANG Leadership Conference is a collaborative learning event designed for industry professionals under the age of 40 and YANG Mentors. Attendees will enhance leadership skills, sharpen industry knowledge, and develop new relationships. (Deadline for early-bird rates is Friday, March 31st!)
news and activities
YANG Reception to Make Big Splash at AAPEX
YANG’s Second Annual Top Golf Event Raises Nearly $9,000 for Aftermarket Industry Charity
Kim Nolan of BBB to Talk “Leadership as a Trailblazer” in Next YANG Under-40 Virtual Event
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