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

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 dedicated her life to making the lives of her family...

YAP Regional Director Jamaal Crawford Gave Keynote Address During Hardin County Branch NAACP’s MLK...

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 of Colored People (NAACP) 32nd Dr. Martin Luther King/Lottie O....
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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 at a recent dinner with YAP national Board of Directors...

YAP Recognizes Bradford/Sullivan County Businesses for Giving Young People with Disabilities Lifechanging Employment Opportunities

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 connects high school students and adults who have disabilities or...

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

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 the national nonprofit. While in Tampa for a quarterly meeting,...

With Help from YAP, Parents Get Support to Help Better Connect with Their Children

Galax, Va. – Sixteen year-old Kayleen credits her parents and Twin Counties Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. in Virginia with helping her become a more well-rounded person. Kayleen had been living with Chris and Brandy...

Jay Snyder Honored by Fellow Members as he completes his Youth Advocate Programs (YAP),...

Tampa, Fla. -- In an emotional moment, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board Chair and Georgia State Rep. Teddy Reese thanked Jay Snyder for his service and his friendship. Sharing personal stories of their...

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

Thanks to two enthusiastic young people – one from Haiti, the other from Romania – more global leaders will be introduced to effective, more racially equitable community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and congregate residential...

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

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 Vienna at the Austrian Embassy in the nation’s Capitol to...

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

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 a pre-Thanksgiving meal. Hosted by Mecklenburg County YAP’s Youth Justice program,...

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

Newark, NJ -- Essex County, New Jersey Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. hosted a special graduation ceremony this month for 30 participants of a pilot program that supports individuals leaving prison when their sentences...

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

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

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 members of the Beatties Ford Road neighborhood. The event allowed the...

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

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 and the services they offer. The program is staffed by employees...
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Instead of Incarceration, Karemma Got an Advocate and Turned Her Life Around

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 alternatives to youth incarceration. YAP is a national nonprofit in...