Nov. 18, 2019 -- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. hopes #YAPGivingTuesday2019 grabs the attention of people looking to invest in youth justice and child welfare reform. The campaign comes as the nonprofit provider of safe, effective community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and out-of-home care prepares for its 45th anniversary in 2020.
#YAPGivingTuesday2019 is part of a global Giving Tuesday nonprofit fundraising effort that began in 2012 as a charity option to complement Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
YAP Advocates, most of whom live in the neighborhoods of individuals and families they serve, provide intensive “Advocate mentoring” to empower young people and parents/guardians with individualized toolkits and connections to help them succeed personally and professionally. YAP serves 20,000 youth and families in more than 100 communities in 28 states and the District of Columbia and expects to expand to a half dozen more states by the end of 2020.
YAP will share social media messages and videos that tell stories of young people supported by the nonprofit. Below are a few examples of messages you can share:
For more information about Youth Advocate Programs and how you can support and participate in the #YAPGivingTuesday2019 campaign, please go to yapinc.org/donate.