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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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Finding Success with the Lebanon Workforce Development Program

Finding Success with the Lebanon Workforce Development Program

  • 3/21/2019 11:39:00 AM
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The Lebanon PA Workforce Development program has been growing steadily for approximately 2 years. This program focuses on finding competitive employment suited to the interests and skills of each job seeker. The Lebanon program currently supports 20 people who are in various stages of finding and keeping employment. This program is coordinated by Employment Specialist, Brittany Hilton, and Multi Program Specialist, Angela Byerley.  Oversight and direction are provided by YAP’s Nationa...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Intern Working to Address Hardships Leading Guatemalans to Seek U.S. Asylum

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Intern Working to Address Hardships Leading Guatemalans to Seek U.S. Asylum

  • 3/20/2019 10:14:00 AM
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Guatemala City  (March 20, 2019) -- For the past three weeks, Gina Andrade has leaned on experiences from her childhood in one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of her young adult life.  As a middle schooler, Andrade immigrated from Cali, Colombia to Elizabeth, N.J.  Now a Monmouth University graduate student,  Andrade is in Guatemala on an internship with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. tackling hardships that lead families in the country to seek U.S. asyl...
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Individuals from Lancaster County Find a Working Lifestyle that Works for Them

Individuals from Lancaster County Find a Working Lifestyle that Works for Them

  • 3/19/2019 9:42:00 AM
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by Cory Cox and Courtney ReimannLancaster County YAP provides a variety of programs for people with disabilities, including Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, and Intellectual Disabilities. Assistant Director Cory Cox largely oversees these programs and works closely with staff to support individuals in reaching their goals. During a recent conversation with Cory he shared two employment profiles of people who seek to live an Everyday Life-including finding meaningful employment.The SeekerBrian Rod...
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Using Technology to Build Relationships

Using Technology to Build Relationships

  • 3/14/2019 9:49:00 AM
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by Kimberlee Pederson and Courtney Reimann During the past year, the YAP office in Crawford County, PA has had the unique opportunity to support a Chinese American family and their daughter Jing Jing.  Jing Jing Huang and her mother, Angel Huang, moved to Pennsylvania from China approximately 4 years ago.  Jing Jing is in her 20’s and is diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Angel sought out ID/DD services because she wanted Jing Jing to become more independen...
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