With Help from Youth Advocate Programs (YAP™), Inc., Julia Gained Confidence, Connections,...

Fort Worth, Texas – Julia says she has blossomed since becoming a participant with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP™), Inc. in Tarrant County, Texas about five...

Her YAP Advocate Was her ‘Angel,’ Never Letting Her Down

Roanoke, Va.– At age 15, Brooklyn was referred to Youth Advocate Programs (YAP™), Inc. after being released from a residential care facility...

Part II: The America I Thought I knew By Watching Movies,...

By Jacob Ngor Khot Garang I am sharing my second story of personal experience with traveling to America for...

Youth Advocate Programs , Inc. (YAP™) Empowered Kwasi Amponsa with Tools...

Charlotte, N.C. – At age 15, Kwasi Amponsa was in big trouble. His mom and stepdad at the time found drug paraphernalia...

YAP Scholarship Helps Systems-Involved Youth and Families Pursue Higher Education and Job Training

Las Vegas, Nev. – Aaliyah’s matriculation at the College of Southern Nevada will be a little easier financially because of Youth Advocate Programs,...

Advocating for Youth and Families is Latoya Rivers’ Purpose

Charleston, S.C. – Since retiring from the Army, North Charleston native Latoya Rivers has helped youth stay safe and away from violent...

Youth Justice System in Her Past and her Dream Career in...

Philadelphia, Pa. – The death of her maternal grandmother is what piqued former Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP™) Philadelphia program participant Aniya’s...

Turning his Pain to Promise: YAP Scholarship Awardee Plans to Become...

Scranton, Pa. – Now a freshman at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania with aspirations to become a doctor, former Youth Advocate...

YAP South Sudanese Fellow: The America I Knew in Movies Versus...

By Jacob Ngor Khot Garang Guest Writer As a young man growing up in Africa, I...

From Intern to Advocate: Harley Pressel is Making a Difference for...

York, Pa. – “A pretty cool chick; and an absolutely wonderful human being who gets along with everybody.” That’s how Youth Advocate...

With Help from Youth Advocate Programs, Julian is Off Drugs and...

Providence, R.I. – With the help of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP™), Inc., former program participant Julian was able to get off drugs and...

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP™) Dallas Leader Recognized for Violence Intervention Work

Dallas, Texas – The Director of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP™) Inc.’s Dallas Cred violence interruption team is a nominee of The Epiphany Advocates...

‘If I Can Do it, So Can You’ — LaShawn Jenkins...

Chicago, IL -- At age 27, LaShawn Jenkins knows all too well the unique value she brings to her work and the...

With Tools from His YAP Advocate, Shamarion is Taking Steps Towards...

At age 16, Shamarion has begun to recognize and appreciate his strengths - that he's smart, respectful, cares about his mother, and...

Overcoming his own struggles, New Harrisburg YAP Director Helps Others Tackle...

Harrisburg, Pa. – Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Dauphin County Community Treatment Center (CTC) Director Craig Gittens connects with young people before...

YAP Roanoke’s Youth and Families Receive Holiday Gifts Thanks to Omega...

Roanoke, Va. – Program participants of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Roanoke received holiday toys and essential items, thanks to the generosity of the...

They Missed Prom; So YAP Chicago’s Back to Our Future Program...

Chicago, Ill. – Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. hosted a Thanksgiving Sneaker Ball that allowed its Back to Our Future program participants and their families to...

YAP Washington Heights Violence Interruption Team Distributed Thanksgiving Turkeys to Families...

Chicago, Ill. -- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc’s Chicago Washington Heights Violence Interruption team members added Thanksgiving turkeys to the many services they provide to...

Empowered by His Advocate, Kevin is Paving the Road Towards a...

Los Angeles - At age 18, Kevin’s best memories of his childhood were before his 14th birthday. He played and was good at just...

YAP’s Making Social Change Happen Awards: Recognizing Positive Change

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Vincent N. Schiraldi and Maryland Department of Human Services Secretary Rafael López joined Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. to honor...