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Ohio Nonprofit Leader Urges Those Who’ve Served Time to Know their Voting

  • 9/10/2018 9:29:00 AM
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Did you know Maine and Vermont are the only two states where people can vote while serving time for a felony? In most states, those behind bars on felony convictions, on probation or on parole are not allowed to vote – until a certain amount of time after their supervision ends.As the nation approaches mid-term elections, voting rights advocates urge those who have served time to know their voting rights and check now to see if it’s time. They believe millions of people across the na...
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Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Nu Look Beauty Supply & Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Hair Care Extravaganza’

Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Nu Look Beauty Supply & Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Hair Care Extravaganza’

  • 9/6/2018 1:34:00 PM
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Due to weather considerations, the Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Hair Care Extravaganza’ event is canceled. We will notify you when we have a new date. Thank you for your interest.Roanoke, Va. -- Back-to-school time can put a lot of pressure on kids – not just to be their best, but to also look their best. For black girls confronted with conflicting standards of beauty, achieving a hairstyle that makes them feel confident can cause additional anxiety -- especially when the...
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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Joins Nearly 200 Guests at Baltimore YAP’s Annual Resource Fair

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Joins Nearly 200 Guests at Baltimore YAP’s Annual Resource Fair

  • 9/4/2018 1:43:00 PM
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Nearly 200 people came out Sat., Aug. 25, for the Baltimore Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. annual Resource Fair. Among them was Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who helped welcome and mingled with guests from the Cumberland and Carey Park neighborhood, where the event took place this year.  Baltimore YAP hosts the event just before the start of the school year to let families know about community resources available to them in their neighborhood.YAP provided free back-to-school backpacks...
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South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Expands, Offering Behavioral Health Services to More Adults -- as well as Children

South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Expands, Offering Behavioral Health Services to More Adults -- as well as Children

  • 8/24/2018 11:47:00 AM
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By William Cameron, Program Director, South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Working in behavioral health in a small community has many rewards. The biggest is running into former clients. Not long ago, I happened to see Victoria, an 18-year-old who was in treatment a few years ago. I told her I’d heard she just finished high school and is off to college. It was true. She plans to major in nursing.  I work for South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., also known as YAP,...
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