Compliance Hotline: 1.800.324.5794

  • The Rain Man Effect
  • Border Crisis
  • Endowment Fund Reaches $1M

    YAP is firmly committed to nurturing the potential of "Opportunity Youth" through our direct services and through our Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education. 63 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
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
21
JUN 2018

YAP Statement on Border Crisis

Since Youth Advocate Programs' founding in 1975 our sole mission has been to keep families together and at home in their communities...
05
JUN 2018

We Can Do Better than Separating Children at our Borders

CEO Jeff Fleischer suggests that we as a country can do better, giving parents and children seeking asylum a fair chance...
17
MAY 2018

Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

Anyone who doubts that high-risk kids are safer in family community-based care and believe juvenile incarceration and residential facilities are the only solution should have been at City Hall...