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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
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NEWS
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SEP 2020

Nearly 1000 Youth Face Losing Community-Based Services that Keep them Out of Placement

Nearly 1000 New Jersey youth will lose their YAP services if proposed cuts by DCF are accepted by Governor Phil Murphy...
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AUG 2020

This is My 2020

In celebration of International Youth Day, artists age 10-24 from around the world are represented in an online art exhibit...
07
AUG 2020

New Virtual Series to Highlight Justice System and Policing Alternatives

A virtual three-part national symposium will present alternatives to the kinds of traditional policing, probation, placement, and parole approaches that have perpetuated systemic injustice...