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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 6:51:00 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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Chicago Youth Give Back through Service

Chicago Youth Give Back through Service

  • 8/10/2018 12:07:00 PM
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Youth and advocates with Chicago Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) teamed up with 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris on a community restoration project. YAP prepares youth in several of its projects, including Choose 2 Change, Get N Chicago, Chicago Beyond,  Regenerations, Mayor’s Mentoring initiative and other programs for jobs that are created as part of One Summer Chicago. Partnering with government institutions, community-based organizations and businesses, One Summer Chicago offers mo...
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Five Major Chicago Sports Teams Grant $1M to Three Organizations Working to Reduce Violence In Chicago

Five Major Chicago Sports Teams Grant $1M to Three Organizations Working to Reduce Violence In Chicago

  • 12/21/2017 1:53:00 PM
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YAP is proud to be a part of the Choose to Change Project (C2C), one of the grantees of the Chicago Sports Alliance's one million dollar grant to stem violence in Chicago. The Chicago Sports Alliance, is comprised of all five major Chicago Sports teams, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. C2C is a high intensity mentoring and trauma therapy program proven to reduce violent behavior among youth in the Greater Englewood community who are at-risk for violence inv...
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YAP 1 of 11 Orgs Supported by Get IN Chicago Grant

  • 11/17/2016 3:53:00 PM
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YAP is one of 11 Community-Based organizations to be funded by Get IN Chicago to work with high-risk youth in the city. Read more about Get IN Chicago's work in this prweb article or check out the press release.  Get IN Chicago also has a wonderful feature on their website about two YAP leaders:  Director Steve Gates and Assistant Director Monique Robbins.  Read more about their work in the Roseland and Englewood communities on GIC's website.  
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Chicago's Young People Disconnected From Employment and Education at Staggering Rates

Chicago's Young People Disconnected From Employment and Education at Staggering Rates

  • 1/26/2016 9:12:00 AM
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There is an unemployment crisis in Chicago, particularly affecting young people of color, according to a new report by the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Nearly half of black men 20-24 in the city are "disconnected," meaning out of work and not enrolled in school.  A YAP youth is quoted in the article, speaking to his belief that increased job opportunities would lead to a decrease in violence across the city:  "If more jobs was opened up to the youth, there wouldn't be nobody killing. They...
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