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  • New Video: Endowment Fund

    Hear directly from young people how the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education is supporting their dreams. Nearly 200 scholarships have been awarded since 2007.

    Endowment
  • YAPWORX: Workforce Development 2.0

    YAP engages the most complex need youth in and outside of the classroom through service learning and exposure to employees from labor market areas of interest.

    YAPWorx
  • Pittverse Magazine

    YAP is proud to share the latest version of this quarterly publication written exclusively by adults on the autism spectrum and funded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.

    Pittverse
  • Street Soccer

    Innovative Street Soccer programming encourages positive youth development and promotes a culture of peace.

    Soccer
  • Dads Make a Difference!

    YAP's NJ Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative is a statewide effort to recognize and support the important role of Dads in their children's development. #NJFathersMatter

    Fatherhood
  • Meeting the Needs of Sexually Exploited Youth

    YAP’s CSEC model is an intensive and safe alternative to detention or placement, integrating a trauma- informed, gender responsive approach in supporting youth aged 10-18 who have been sexually trafficked.

    CSEC
  • Gender Responsive Programming

    Girls are the fastest growing population within the juvenile justice system. Learn more about YAP’s approach to safely supporting girls in the community.

    GRP
About Us
YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change since 1975.   More
"Safely Home" Film

Change does happen and it happens with the kids people most likely do not want to work with... Those are our kids.

April Curtis, YAP Program Director
NEWS
12
JUN 2019

YAP Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

Throughout his life, Bobby Knepp, 32, of Massena, NY, has battled demons...
05
JUN 2019

Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

As Chicagoans take to the streets Thursday, June 6, to race against gun violence in “Strides for Peace,” they should know that for each of the city’s gun violence tragedies, thanks to the organizations they are supporting, there are many more stories of hope...
03
JUN 2019

From Depressed to Living His Best life: Pittsburgh’s Dan Hackett Heads to Milan as an Advocate for People with Autism

Less than seven years ago, Dan Hackett was unemployed and had low-self-worth, feeling disconnected, misunderstood, unfulfilled and depressed...