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Chatham County YAP Holds Trunk of Love Day

Chatham County YAP Holds Trunk of Love Day

  • 10/30/2015 10:36:00 AM
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YAP’s national Give Back initiative is in full swing. Programs in all of our 18 states are hosting or participating in a variety of community service events limited only by their creativity and imagination. In Chatham County, GA, YAP recently collaborated with Socks for Courtney to host a “Trunk of Love Day” that helped the homeless in Savannah.“We set out to fill our trunks with love (warm socks and warm cups of chili),” said YAP Program Director Dr. LaVeisha Cummings. Her group set up sho...
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Chatham County, GA YAP Celebrates

Chatham County, GA YAP Celebrates "The Many Hats of Mothers"

  • 5/13/2014 7:00:00 PM
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In honor of Mother’s Day, Chatham County, GA YAP performed a skit entitled “The Many Hats of Mothers” at a program the office hosted for its youth and their mothers. One of the youth, Christopher, lost his mother a few months ago, but told staff that he wanted to attend the event and play a role in the skit. He did. The program featured a guitarist, a YAP youth named Jonathan, whose mother Wanda was in attendance. She smiled proudly as her son serenaded her and the other gues...
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A View from the Front Lines: When Girls are Strong, Communities are Strong

  • 9/24/2013 10:58:00 AM
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by Seyny Dressler, LaVeisha Mobley Cummings and Felicia WellsAs Directors for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) in Tampa and Orlando Florida, and Savannah Georgia, we have witnessed firsthand many of the extraordinary challenges girls in the juvenile justice system face. Our experiences with girls in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems reveal childhoods that included exposure to trauma, abuse, instability, institutionalization and separation from families.Some girls bounce around fro...
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Curbing Gang Violence in Savannah, GA

  • 12/19/2012 10:14:00 AM
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YAP's Savannah GA program is highlighted in this local TV News broadcast about how we help to curb the epidemic of gang violence in that city. YAP Deputy CEO and Southeast President, Dorienne Silva notes that "the solution isn't just about prevention or reaction to gang members, it's also about intervention." For more information about the Savannah Program, contact Dorienne Silva, at
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