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Newark-Area YAP Participants Create Multi-media Radio Program Pilot

Newark-Area YAP Participants Create Multi-media Radio Program Pilot

  • 5/2/2019 9:05:00 AM
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Newark, NJ – A few months ago, 14--year-old Iyahna and 13-year-old Rayvon got an opportunity that changed how they look at their communities, their families and themselves. They were among a group of kids, ages 13-16, who spent two days a week  at Newark, N.J.’s Nonfiction Radio studios to create a pilot for a global multi-media internet radio program produced by and for kids who face some of society’s toughest challenges.“I felt pretty happy because I’d never ...
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Young Man Shares Story of Child Sexual Abuse and How YAP Made a Difference

Young Man Shares Story of Child Sexual Abuse and How YAP Made a Difference

  • 4/26/2019 10:31:00 AM
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April 26, 2019 (New Jersey) -- One night this past winter, Lynette Connor was heading home on the highway when she felt her tire rip. She had no doubt it was blown because she saw the big rock that came from the truck ahead of her and couldn’t avoid hitting it.Fortunately, there was time for her to safely move over to the shoulder of the road and call her emergency roadside assistance company. It wasn’t long before she was met by a young man who arrived in a tow truck to change her t...
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Bomba Workshop Helps New Brunswick Justice System-Involved Youth See How they Connect Culturally

Bomba Workshop Helps New Brunswick Justice System-Involved Youth See How they Connect Culturally

  • 4/11/2019 9:36:00 AM
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New Brunswick, NJ – A special workshop helped a group of justice system-involved youth of diverse backgrounds appreciate their differences while also understanding how their cultures connect. The young people are 14-17 year-olds in New Brunswick Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s Disposition; Community Re-integration Services; and Diversion Community Engagement and Support programs.The YAP participants, who represent several African-American, Central American and Caribbean backgro...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., an Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization, Celebrates Mentors and More

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., an Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization, Celebrates Mentors and More

  • 1/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
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Jan. 2, 2019 -- This January, National Mentoring Month, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. celebrates all who volunteer their time to help others. At the same time, YAP is raising awareness of its own unique brand of paid mentorship, which serves individuals and families with complex needs involved with justice and social services systems. The 43-year-old YAP model is receiving increased recognition for being a cost-effective community-based alternative to youth incarceration, behavioral health...
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Firefighters Group Helps Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. of Hudson, Passaic, and Bergen Counties Spread Holiday Cheer

Firefighters Group Helps Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. of Hudson, Passaic, and Bergen Counties Spread Holiday Cheer

  • 12/19/2018 10:03:00 AM
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Bronze Heat of Paterson NJ, a chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, helped Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. of Hudson, Passaic, and Bergen Counties warm the hearts of neighborhood families.YAP, a 43-year-old nonprofit operating in 100 communities in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves 19,000 families annually. The organization is working to scale its proven, cost-effective model to serve as a community-based alternative to out-of-home youth ju...
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