New Alternatives to Violence Team Excited to Serve Charlotte’s Beatties Ford Road Corridor

This weekend, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.'s new Alternatives to Violence (ATV) team will be among those at the Charlotte, Mecklenburg County QC Fest. ATV,...

Against Incredible Odds, these Chicago Youth Choose to Change  

Theirs are among too many stories lost in news headlines about gun violence in their neighborhoods. They are young people who are thriving because of their...

In Arizona’s Yavapai County, They’re the Alternative to Youth Incarceration

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., partners with the Yavapai County Juvenile Probation Department to provide community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement. A...

Community-Based Incarceration Alternative Helped Abdul Put His Life on a Positive Path

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzQXgGXaGCw Abdul just turned 18 and for the first time in a long time sees his life moving in a positive direction. He describes the...

Supported by Chicago Program, Melanie Overcomes Obstacles

Chicago - In high school, Melanie was failing nine credits and felt like graduation was impossible. Approximately two years ago she was in a domestic...

With Support from YAP, 18-Year-Old Raiden Takes Accountability for his Actions and Responsibility for his Future 

Alameda County, Calif. -- By the time Raiden was 15, he’d grown so tired of getting picked on and beat up that he figured...

These Youths Represent the Justice Reform Reflected in the Mural They Helped Install

Central, PA-area Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc participants jumped at the opportunity to help artist Aryanna Tischler install a mural designed by Symone Salib...

Emily Offers Hope to Young People Facing Mental Health Challenges

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlQT_nDDtJ8 Emily is one of about 5 million American children of parents who are in jail or prison. When she was eight, being away from...

Women’s Café Guest A. Toni Young to Share How Owning Your Power Can Ignite...

By owning her power, A. Toni Young is reducing healthcare disparities for hard-to-reach populations. As guest of honor for a Youth Advocate Programs (YAP),...

How a Man’s Helper Became His Hero

Farrell, PA -- David Quinby, who goes by Quinn, wants the world to know that an employee at a nonprofit known for giving young people second and third chances has done all that and more...