At Age 15, Blessyn Offers Behavioral Health Hope in a New Youth Advocate Programs...

Click image below to see new :60 TV PSA Fifteen-year-old Blessyn looks at her life these days and smiles. She has come long way. A couple of years ago, her mother died. Alone with her...
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YAP to the Future Celebrates Successful Delivery of Transformative Community-Based Youth Justice, Child Welfare...

This video (Keystone Productions) captures highlights from YAP to the Future, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc's celebration of its new headquarters building in Harrisburg, Pa. In its 48th year, the national nonprofit partners with...

Youth Advocate Programs Celebrates National Headquarters Staff and New Building

Event photos by Sean Quarterman; Building portraits by Keston De Coteau Harrisburg, PA. – A celebration at Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s new headquarters building recognized the national nonprofit's 108 Harrisburg-based employees whose work...

CEE Program Exposes Healthcare Professionals from Iraq and Uzbekistan to a Unique U.S. Community-Based...

Orlando, Fla. - Nigora Sanakulova and Ali Al-Turaihi are completing fellowships with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. in Orange County, Florida through the U.S. State Department’s Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program. Working with YAP...

Off Drugs and Working Full-Time, Former YAP Participant Credits His Advocates for Turning His...

Providence, R.I. – When Julian was a program participant with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, his goals were to go back to high school and get off drugs. Two years later,...

Community Day Made Jobs and Services More Accessible for 100 Chicago Residents

Chicago – Thanks to a recent Community Day event, 100 Chicago residents are closer to finding employment and having access to healthcare and social services. A partnership with Chicago CityKey, the April event helped...

YAP Challenges Staff to Get Moving Ahead of World Day for Safety & Health...

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Safety and Wellness Committee of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is gearing up for World Day for Safety and Heath at Work on April 28. The nonprofit is encouraging employees...

Las Vegas Advocate and Program Participant Connect Over Shared Experiences

Contributor: YAP Clark County, Nev. Intern Matalasisiutaimane Howard with editing from www.theneighborhoodadvocate.org. Las Vegas – At age 17, Isic found himself on probation and was referred by the juvenile court system to Youth Advocate Programs (YAP),...

Personal Reflection from a Clinton County, N.Y. Program Participant

By YAP Clinton County, NY Program Director Chance Phillips Clinton County, N.Y. -Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is a national nonprofit in 34 states and Washington, D.C., that provides community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, residential...

YAP’s Clark County, Nevada Director Among Advancing the Dream Award Recipients

Las Vegas  – Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Clark County Director Neosha Smith is among six Advancing the Dream 2023 recipients awarded by U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04) in February in honor of Black...

Program Shows Progress in Addressing Unique Needs of New Jersey Youth at Risk of Engaging...

New Jersey – Arrested on a gun charge at age 16, Jesse felt hopeless, defeated, and disappointed. “When I was in that cell, all I could think about was the mistake, letting my parents down,...

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Names David Williams Chief Program Officer

Chicago, IL – In 1975, Tom Jeffers founded Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. in Harrisburg, Pa., reunifying hundreds of youths released from nearby Camp Hill prison with their families and providing them with individualized...

Alabama Youth Turns Life Around After Connecting with Youth Advocate Programs

Jasper, Ala. -  Now 17 years old, last year Kassidy found herself in trouble after hanging out with the wrong crowd, getting arrested for possession of marijuana, and not doing her best in school. Then...

Two Years After its Launch, Dallas Cred Makes an Impact on Violence Reduction

Dallas, Tx -- Cure Violence Global data finds that from May – December of 2022, 100% of the individuals who received Dallas Cred services after engaging in a violent incident have not retaliated. Youth Advocate...

YAP’s Chief Operating Officer is Moving on After More than Three Decades of Service

Savannah, Ga. –  YAP Chief Operating Officer (COO) Dorienne Silva is moving on from YAP after more than three decades of service. Her last day is Feb. 17.    Silva, who started her career with YAP in...