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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 10:00:00 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 9:03:00 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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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Delivers Holiday Love

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Delivers Holiday Love

  • 12/3/2018 9:14:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. advocates are going above and beyond this holiday season. A community-based alternative to youth incarceration and other behavioral health and social services institutional placements, YAP hires advocates who live in neighborhoods of those they serve. The advocates provide intensive, one-to-one mentoring and work with their teammates to connect youth and families to resources that nurture their gifts, bolster their foundation and help them to give back.New Bru...
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Youth Advocate Programs Joins Jack & Jill of Greater Essex County Chapter, Jelani Cobb & Other Influencers for a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform

Youth Advocate Programs Joins Jack & Jill of Greater Essex County Chapter, Jelani Cobb & Other Influencers for a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform

  • 10/26/2018 10:15:00 AM
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With a history lesson connecting the dots between the U.S. slave economy and wealth generated from today’s prison system, author, writer and Columbia University Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism William Jelani Cobb headlined a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform. The event was hosted Sun., Oct. 21, in Basking Ridge, N.J. by Greater Essex County Chapter (GECC) of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest organization of African American Mot...
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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 10:53:00 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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