LATEST ARTICLES

He Did 10 years in Prison for Possessing a Half Gram of Crack Cocaine;...

Wayne County, NY -- Three years out of prison and fresh off parole, James Schuler was making money fixing cars in 2012 when someone told him about Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Although at...

Carmen Ziers Leads a Special Team of Therapists Giving Diverse Youth and Families Tools...

Orlando, Florida -- Carmen Ziers looks back to her childhood in Punto Fijo, a small community in Venezuela, and chuckles thinking of how her dreams have become reality. “I always told my friends I wanted...

Youth Justice Program Participants Help Restore Native Fort Worth Prairie

A group of Tarrant County youths, some home from youth justice facilities and others receiving community-based services as an alternative – spent last week learning about Ecological Health – the health of people, animals,...

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

Providence, RI -- At age 22, after her recent emancipation from foster care, Sylvia is determined and finally feels equipped to pursue a future based on her strengths. She credits her godmother, Mary Harrison,...

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

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 all the needs of young people; educationally, emotionally, and economically. “I’ve worked in...

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 23. The event unveiled the new program where neighborhood-based YAP...

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

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 them with their homework. I connected with all of them,...

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

Lebanon County, PA -- Deanna was working at Lebanon County Department of Human Services (DHS) when she learned that Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. could help her son, Gavin. Diagnosed with autism at age...

What Started as Outreach Support Inspired this 15-Year-old to Launch Glossy Babe, Her Own...

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. She’s also quick to share the credit for how far...

With Support from YAP and a New Kitten, Kevin is Turning His Life Around

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 home with Kate, his cat. He thanks his Susquehanna County,...