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St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

  • 1/22/2020 12:52:00 PM
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St. Lawrence County, NY (SLC) YAP County Program Director Cynthia Mosier put together a collage of photos from the community’s recent Girl Scouts cookie kickoff at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School.  The event gave 450 Girl Scouts from 42 troops an opportunity to give back to their community by helping children they may or may not know.Pictured are images from Mosier’s collage where she and YAP Training Program Director Emily Doelger picked up  about 70 bags that the ...
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TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org Chronicles Lives Changed by Youth Justice and Social Services Systems Reform

TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org Chronicles Lives Changed by Youth Justice and Social Services Systems Reform

  • 12/18/2019 12:54:00 PM
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Dec. 18, 2019 —TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org launches today, chronicling the lives of families, advocates and program practitioners on the front lines of the youth justice, child welfare and social services systems reform movement.TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org was developed by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., a four decades-old nonprofit provider of holistic community-based programs that serve as an alternative to youth detention/incarceration and out-of-home placement/family separation. A...
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Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Now Serving Los Angeles Families

Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Now Serving Los Angeles Families

  • 12/3/2019 10:39:00 AM
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Los Angeles, Ca. (December 3, 2019) -- Standing a block away from her Jordan Downs apartment in Watts, Abriana, 15, reflects on her life and its dramatic turn for the better.“Before I thought I was just going to be a lowlife; like I wasn’t going to have a future,” she said.Several months ago, Abriana spent a night in youth detention facing burglary charges. As part of her probation, she was connected to Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.“Now that I came to YAP, I know th...
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Baltimore YAP Thankful for the Opportunity to Serve

Baltimore YAP Thankful for the Opportunity to Serve

  • 12/2/2019 4:32:00 PM
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For the Baltimore YAP (BYAP) and the Safe Streets team, Thanksgiving has been an opportunity to serve youth, families and the broader community. With the help of local community partners, BYAP provided two dozen turkeys to families throughout Baltimore City. The team received donations from local groups and small businesses. Program Coordinator Chasity Dorsey spent rounded up the turkeys and Assistant Director Christopher Campbell alongside YAP Advocates delivered turkeys to all the families in ...
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YAP Shares Thanksgiving with Families We Serve

YAP Shares Thanksgiving with Families We Serve

  • 11/27/2019 10:13:00 AM
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YAP wishes youth and families we serve a Happy Thanksgiving. With support from community partners, YAP Adams County, Pa. and program staff across the country collected and delivered turkeys and Thanksgiving baskets to families.  A donation from Community Connections helped YAP Adams County purchase food for local families.  On Wednesday, YAP Program Coordinator Brenda Herring and Director Robert A. Witt welcomed families picking up their Thanksgiving baskets and delivered food to those...
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