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Participants in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Alternative Incarceration Program to View and Discuss Issues Related to The Hate U Give

Participants in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Alternative Incarceration Program to View and Discuss Issues Related to The Hate U Give

  • 10/19/2018 11:53:00 AM
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 For More InformationContact Kelly Williamskdwilliams@yapinc.org202-604-7061Camden County, NJ -- On Oct. 25, all seats for the 5:30 Camden County, N.J. The Hate U Give showing will be reserved for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), a community-based alternative to youth incarceration and institutional confinement. The Hate U Give is based on Angie Thomas’ young-adult novel about a 16-year-old girl who witnesses the shooting by a police officer of her close friend.Shootings by the police o...
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Unique Scholarship Helps Youth Served by Community-Based Alternative Incarceration Program

Unique Scholarship Helps Youth Served by Community-Based Alternative Incarceration Program

  • 10/17/2018 8:36:00 AM
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Dozens of youth once enrolled in a community-based alternative to juvenile incarceration and some of their parents are benefitting from a unique scholarship program. Some recipients have graduated or are enrolled in two- or four-year colleges. Others have used their scholarships to pursue training for building trades, creative endeavors, service jobs or other careers.Named for its founder, the Youth Advocate Programs, (YAP) Inc. Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education scholarship is ...
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Philadelphia Nonprofit to Celebrate Four Decades as a Successful Community-Based Alternative to Youth Prison and Detention

  • 10/11/2018 9:03:00 AM
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Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 11, 2018) – At Philadelphia Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.’s Oct. 17 open house, 100 youth in community-based detention will help present college scholarships to young people who not long ago stood in their shoes. The open house will bring current and former YAP participants and families together with juvenile justice, social services and other professionals who for four decades have referred thousands of individuals to the program as an alternative to...
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YAP Helps Employers Appreciate Workers Like Bethany,  who have Special Skills and Needs

YAP Helps Employers Appreciate Workers Like Bethany, who have Special Skills and Needs

  • 10/9/2018 12:00:00 PM
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Bethany, who had previously worked as a dishwasher, filled out application after application at various restaurants and cafes and had a few interviews, but unfortunately didn’t get any of the jobs. While she loves kitchen work, she kept her options open and tried shadowing someone in a housekeeping position. After feeling a bit defeated and confused by the job searching process, Bethany took a break. Brittany Hilton, her Lebanon, Pa. Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. job coach, helped her...
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Video Highlights Young People Beating the Odds through Chicago YAP

Video Highlights Young People Beating the Odds through Chicago YAP

  • 10/5/2018 7:51:00 AM
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Chicago Youth  Advocate Programs, (YAP) Inc. is gaining national exposure as a key to solving crime in Chicago. Known in Chicago for its success as a community-based alternative to youth incarceration or other away-from-home residential confinement, YAP’s emerging crime prevention work is in the national spotlight.The effectiveness of YAP’s model is its simplicity. In 100 communities across 23 states, YAP neighborhood Advocates partner with youth and families, providing them too...
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