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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 8:36:00 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 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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