Bedford, Pa. – In honor of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., in Bedford County, Pa. serving the community and erecting a new roadside sign, so the office can be more identifiable – the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 26 to help staff celebrate.
“YAP Bedford participated in a ribbon-cutting to promote YAP resources in educating the community on our mission following the enrollment with the Chamber of Commerce,” said YAP Bedford County Administrative Manager Billie Stickel. “YAP Bedford also added roadside signage for participants and the public to have easier access in finding our location.”
YAP is a national nonprofit in 35 states and Washington, D.C., that provides community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, residential care, and neighborhood violence. YAP partners include behavioral health, child welfare, intellectual and developmental disabilities, youth and adult justice entities and more.
YAP is not new to Bedford County, Pa., however, with the new sign, program participants, their families and the community can find the office better. The office is on Lincoln Highway in Bedford, Pa.
“It was a great event,” said YAP Pennsylvania Regional Director Regina Scarmack. “We’ve been in Bedford County for a long time and it’s a really nice office.”