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He Empowers Youth with Tools to Turn Their Lives Around, One...

David Southall has served in YAP’s behavioral health programming for nearly 2 years  Roanoke, Va. – Topping the most rewarding experiences of David Southall’s career thus far at Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., were the past eight months when he empowered a program participant battling depression and suicidal...

Locked Up, then Homeless; Now He’s at the American Express Emerging...

Baltimore – Almost 10 years ago Joel Miller was fresh out of prison, living in his car, showering at the gym, jobless and needed...

They Showed their Town the Beauty of Giving Everyone a Chance...

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month  Lackawanna County, PA -- When 17-year-old Nevaeh began seeing the fruits of her labor in a pre-employment program in Scranton, PA, she took the opportunity to the next level. Nevaeh was...

Lee Jones’ Work Transforms Lives and Public Systems; If You Have a Heart for It, He’s...

Chicago, IL -- Whether he’s in the barbershop or at a Chicago event, Lee Jones is sharing stories about his job. He’s among those...

Emarie’s Tough Girl Rep Seemed Unshakable – Then She Got an Advocate and Changed her Autobiography 

Bagdad, Ariz. -- If someone had told 18-year-old Emarie this time last year that she would be where she is now, she would have highly doubted it.   Emarie will soon head from Bagdad, Arizona to Mesa,...

Monique Cares. She and Her Team are Making a Difference with...

Most young people who’ve received services from Chicago Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. will tell you they have much love and respect for Monique...

He Did Time in Youth Prison, then got Shot in the...

Baltimore – Tumani never thought he would make it to see his 21st birthday. Last year, at age 20, he was almost proved right when...

You Might be Searching for Meaningful Work, but Matthew Powery Has Already Found it 

Dauphin County, PA -- Earlier this year, Dauphin County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Clinical Supervisor Matthew Powery got a call from the mother of the first child...

After 25 years at YAP, Helping Families is Still Cheryl Hopkins’...

She knows what it’s like to think outside of the box to get families moving in the right direction Bethlehem, Pa. - When YAP Northampton/Lehigh...

Bullies Set Her Back, But Now this 14-year-old is Thriving

Seminole County, Fla. -- Vita looks at her math and science assignment grades and can hardly believe what she sees – 80s and 90s...