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YAP Receives Grants from the Darden Foundation

YAP Receives Grants from the Darden Foundation

  • 3/20/2014 7:00:00 PM
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The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation has awarded a total of $7000 to six different YAP Programs as part of their Darden's Restaurants Community Grants program.  Founded by Bill Darden, the foundation has awarded $71 Million in grants since 1995 that focus on three priority areas: recipes for success, preservation of natural resources and Hunger Relief.  Below is a list of programs that won an award, their project, the award amount and the restaurant from the Darden Family who issued...
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NY YAP Youth Selected for Student Service Award

NY YAP Youth Selected for Student Service Award

  • 2/24/2014 7:00:00 PM
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Matthew DeMarree, a YAP youth from Wayne County, NY, was presented with the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Service Award by Wayne Action for Racial Equality. Matthew was chosen for this honor because of his outstanding service in numerous organizations in his school and community. Most notably, he championed a DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) school program which, according to the NYSED.gov, seeks to provide students with a “safe, supportive environment free from discrimina...
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Invest in People, Not Prisons

  • 2/5/2014 7:00:00 PM
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YAP's National Policy Director Shaena Fazal cites YAP's Life Coach Program in New York to highlight how community-based programs that build plans around a parolees' individual needs can be an effective measure to keep communities safe while saving tax payers millions. If we "redirect the money we spend on locking people up to supporting them in their communities...everybody wins." Read her letter to the editor published by the Providence Journal.
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St. Lawrence, NY 0-5 Reunification

  • 3/31/2013 7:00:00 PM
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In 2011, children ages 0-4 represented over 40% of all confirmed cases of maltreatment in the US and 38% of the total US foster care population. Their foster care placements are frequently longer than the placements of older children, and they are more likely than older children to be adopted instead of being reunified with their biological families. The negative experiences experienced by young children in the child welfare system occur during a remarkably sensitive and important period of the...
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