The Next Step Program

Your health and safety during this time of crisis are our first priority. Due to the concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 YANG Leadership Conference has been canceled and will be hosted at a later date.  

Next Step recipients will still be able to utilize their scholarship at 2020 Fall Leadership Days. Updates on the conference will appear at when available.  

For questions, please contact YANG liaison Jess Fainberg at

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The Auto Care Association, in cooperation with the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), is offering young industry professionals the opportunity to develop lasting involvement in our industry and trade association through participation in its Next Step Program.

The Next Step Program supports future leaders in the auto care industry by providing opportunities to experience - up close - how the association and various aspects of the industry work. Next Step scholarship recipients attend the Auto Care Association's Spring Leadership Days meeting, participating in committee meetings and networking events with over 450 veteran industry leaders. 

Each Next Stepper will receive a scholarship of up to $1,100 to offset most expenses for travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. Most meals are also included.

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