Mother of Four Credits YAP With Helping Her Return to School...

Hope, Arkansas – Staff at Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. in South Arkansas describe Rainy as one of the hardest working women they know. “(Rainy) has...

YAP Regional Director Jamaal Crawford Gave Keynote Address During Hardin County...

Elizabethtown, Ky. - Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., Regional Director Jamaal Crawford served as the guest speaker at Hardin County’s National Association for the Advancement...

Quay: Empowered With Tools to Turn His Life Around

Quay, 18, a former Pinellas-Pasco, Fla. YAP Youth Justice Program participant, thanks the nonprofit for empowering him with life-changing tools. He shared his story...

YAP Recognizes Bradford/Sullivan County Businesses for Giving Young People with Disabilities...

Towanda, Penn. – Gaining employment experience is essential for young people and particularly invaluable to individuals who have disabilities. Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Bradford County...

Florida Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Leaders & Program Participants Share...

Tampa, Fla. -- This month, members of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board of Directors got some up-close-and-personal reminders of why they volunteered to serve...

With Help from YAP, Parents Get Support to Help Better Connect...

Galax, Va. – Sixteen year-old Kayleen credits her parents and Twin Counties Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. in Virginia with helping her become a...

Jay Snyder Honored by Fellow Members as he completes his Youth...

Tampa, Fla. -- In an emotional moment, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board Chair and Georgia State Rep. Teddy Reese thanked Jay Snyder for...

YAP Fellows from Haiti and Romania Inspired by U.S. Community-Based Alternatives...

Thanks to two enthusiastic young people – one from Haiti, the other from Romania – more global leaders will be introduced to effective, more...

YAP’s National Violence Prevention & Community Safety Team Meets with Austrian...

Washington, D.C. –The National Violence Prevention and Community Safety Team of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. met with graduate students from Donau Universität in...

YAP Mecklenburg County Hosts ’Paint and Chill’ for Moms of Program...

Charlotte, N.C. – Some moms of Mecklenburg County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program participants showed up for a relaxing evening  — painting,  sipping cider, and enjoying...

With Help from a New Pilot Program, People Maxing Out Their...

Newark, NJ -- Essex County, New Jersey Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. hosted a special graduation ceremony this month for 30 participants of a...

With Tools from His Advocate, 15-Year-Old Tucker Now Advocates for Himself...

Prescott, Ariz. -- Ten months ago, 15-year-old Tucker could never have imagined being where he is now – off probation with his friends, family...

Mecklenburg County Welcomes the Community During Recent Open House

Charlotte, N.C. - Mecklenburg County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. hosted an Open House on Oct. 26 to welcome program participants, their families, and...

Charleston and North Charleston Lowcountry Rising Above Violence Team Hosts Open...

YAP Charleston County, S.C. - Lowcountry Rising Above Violence, Charleston’s new community violence prevention and intervention program, hosted an Open House to introduce themselves...

Instead of Incarceration, Karemma Got an Advocate and Turned Her Life...

Karemma, a former program participant with Philadelphia Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., wants people to know that she's living proof that there are effective...

For Over 30 Years Patty Rosati Has Helped Lead the Fight...

Patty Rosati is a no-nonsense leader who has been carrying out the mission of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. for over three decades. She started...

Credible Messengers Help Utah Youth Justice-Involved Kids Thrive

Utah – Helping a program participant get a conspicuous tattoo covered up and assisting another youth with getting a mole removed from his face...

Free After Maxing Out their 30-Year Prison Sentences; They’re Easing the...

Newark, NJ -- Edwin “Chino” Ortiz and his brother, Carmelo “Melo” Ortiz know firsthand the challenges facing people who max out their prison sentences....

Alternatives to Violence Team’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event was a Step Towards...

Charlotte, N.C. -  To help curb the violence on the Beatties Ford Road corridor, Charlotte’s Alternatives to Violence (ATV) team recently hosted “Let’s Talk,”...

YAP Got Chloe Out of the Youth Justice System. It Also...

Fort Worth, Texas – Pulling the fire alarm as a prank got Chloe sent to an alternative school and put on probation. Once on...