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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Street Soccer

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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
JUL 2019

These Chicago youth have a secret to success – even when impacted by crime, trauma or personal struggles

At their May meeting in Chicago, members of YAP's Board of Directors witnessed powerful testimonials from youth and the Advocates empowering them with tools to succeed...
JUL 2019

Families Shared Stories of Triumph and Hope at St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, June 27, marked a major milestone for St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc...
JUL 2019

New Jersey Youth Impacted by Gun Violence Kick off Sixty-four days: A summer of Peace.

More than one thousand New Jersey kids ages 6-18 -- many who have lost loved ones to gun violence -- are kicking off a campaign...