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  • YAP's Response to COVID-19

  • 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
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JUN 2020

Chicago Announces New Summer Youth Programs

The City of Chicago Mayor's Office released a summary of new initiatives for summer youth programming, including Choose to Change...
MAY 2020

Chicago Business Leaders Join Forces with University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab to Support Frontline Responders

A group of Chinese-American business leaders has donated one million protective masks to first responders and others on the frontlines in Chicago...
MAY 2020

YAP Responds to COVID19 with #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity

#GivingTuesdayNow as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19...
MAY 2020

YAP Regional Director Bob Swanson Interviewed by PA State Rep Frank Ryan

When Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Ryan asked his constituents how COVID19 is impacting their lives...