Growing up In Foster Care, Sylvia only saw her weaknesses. With...

Providence, RI -- At age 22, after her recent emancipation from foster care, Sylvia is determined and finally feels equipped to pursue a future...

To be Continued: William Cameron’s Compassion and Commitment to Empowering Youth,...

Charleston, S.C. – When William Cameron joined Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. more than 15 years ago, he was looking for a job with sustainable outcomes that addressed...

Washington Heights Meets New Violence Interruption Team at Community Resource Fair

Chicago – Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. introduced its new Washington Heights Violence Interruption Program during a Community Resource and Vendor Fair on April...

Jaylyn, 16, Says Growing Up Wasn’t Easy. Then She Got an...

Shonda vividly remembers when she met Jaylyn.   “Jaylyn was one of four girls my mom was fostering. I would go to the house to help...

In a New Youth Advocate Programs PSA, Gavin, who has Autism,...

Lebanon County, PA -- Deanna was working at Lebanon County Department of Human Services (DHS) when she learned that Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc....

What Started as Outreach Support Inspired this 15-Year-old to Launch Glossy...

Newark, N.J. –  As 15-year-old Samaya shares stories of mixing oils, scents, and pigments, to create her Glossy Babe lip gloss line, her mother Alfreda Williams, feels proud....

With Support from YAP and a New Kitten, Kevin is Turning...

Submitted by: Courtney Reimann with Audrey Waterman, and Patti Brown Kevin has come a long way in the past ten years, now living safely at...

YAP’s Wraparound Services Help Pennsylvania Girls Gain Confidence Through Acting

Lebanon, Pa. –  On any given Thursday afternoon, Dee Cook is busy picking up youths to take them to Girl’s Circle, an empowerment activity...

LaVerne Browne Retired as a Chicago Public School Teacher. Now She’s Back...

Chicago, IL -- A year after retiring as a Chicago Public School (CPS) teacher, Laverne Browne is back on campus, this time at Ombudsman...

This Unique National Training Gave Violence Interrupters New Job Skills to...

Baltimore, MD – This month, violence interrupters from cities across the U.S. gathered in Baltimore for unique hands-on training (HOT) classes.  The trainees are employees...