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Innovative Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Group Gives New Hope  to Washington, D.C. Justice System Involved Girls and Young Women

Innovative Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Group Gives New Hope to Washington, D.C. Justice System Involved Girls and Young Women

  • 5/20/2019 3:59:00 PM
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Washington, DC (May 21, 2019) — Tearra Walker looks forward to Saturdays; not because it’s a day off, but because it’s a day when she is very much on. It’s when she combines her unique and courageous experiences as a spoken word artist, trained NASCAR technician and natural advocate to show others that they, too, can identify and realize their own talents.Tearra is the facilitator for a program offered exclusively to Washington DC girls and young women who have been involved in the youth j...
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In the News: New Washington, DC Program Serving Men 18-35

In the News: New Washington, DC Program Serving Men 18-35

  • 3/21/2019 3:44:00 PM
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Washington, DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is making headlines for a new program that adapts the YAP neighborhood-based youth Advocate-mentor model to empower justice-involved adults ages 18-35 with work and life tools.DC YAP Advocate-mentors serving as Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Credible Messengers are helping men who have either returned home after serving time in prison or were recently arrested for violent crimes. Like the men they serve, most of the YAP Credi...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Helps Washington D.C. Men Transition from Prison to Labor Force

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Helps Washington D.C. Men Transition from Prison to Labor Force

  • 2/7/2019 6:26:00 PM
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Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2019) -- When Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. got the chance to adapt its successful youth employment program to help slightly older recently incarcerated men, there was no hesitation. For 44 years, YAP has partnered with youth justice and social services systems to provide young people with opportunities to develop and contribute so that communities have safe, proven, effective and economical alternatives to institutional placement.In partnership with Safer Stronge...
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Got 15 Minutes and the Heart to Encourage Area Youth Working to Stay out of Trouble?

Got 15 Minutes and the Heart to Encourage Area Youth Working to Stay out of Trouble?

  • 6/20/2018 9:44:00 AM
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Washington, DC. (June 19, 2018) – If you have 15 minutes and a job or a business, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), invites you to a unique career day to talk about your job with area youth who have made a commitment to stay out of trouble and give back to their communities. YAP, a data-proven alternative for youth and vulnerable adults who would otherwise be in prison or other out-of-home placements, will host its first YAPWorx career day, 10 am – 6 pm, Tue., July 10, at the...
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