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Ulster County NY YAP - Giving Back

Ulster County NY YAP - Giving Back

  • 2/1/2017 11:25:00 AM
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Ulster County YAP teamed up with local business in an effort to collect new toys from community members. Multiple local businesses agreed to display gift drop boxes for three weeks and were able to accrue more than $300 worth of gifts for youth ranging in ages from 1 to 18.After the gifts were collected, YAP youth met at the program office and wrapped all of the donated gifts.Local firefighters who were running a toy drive happily accepted the collected the gifts from the youth on December 21st....
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Holiday Celebrations in Essex/Union NJ

Holiday Celebrations in Essex/Union NJ

  • 1/6/2017 9:51:00 AM
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Staff from Essex and Union County NJ were committed to brightening the holidays for the youth and families they serve.  Most advocates have other jobs in addition to their employment with YAP and several employees secured donations from their other employers to help fund holiday activities for YAP families.  Other staff networked with local community partners to get support for holiday festivities.  Thanks to their efforts, many smiles were seen on the faces of the kids and families in Essex/Uni...
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York County Brothers Blazing a Trail to a Successful Future

York County Brothers Blazing a Trail to a Successful Future

  • 12/22/2016 10:44:00 AM
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York County brothers Amir and Censare have a lot of odds stacked against them.  They reside with an older brother, David Osgood, who is their kinship foster care parent.  David is only five or six years older than Censare and Amir but "stepped up" so that his brothers could be together and live with family.  The adjustment hasn’t been easy.  Censare was briefly in respite following his first “You’re not my Dad” altercation with David.  However, they were reunited and remain together.In addit...
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NJ Regional Director Says YAP Helps to Reduce Racial Disparity in the Justice System

  • 12/21/2016 10:18:00 AM
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A new report fro the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice asserts that racial disparities are overwhelming in the juvenile justice system.  YAP Regional Director Fred Fogg is quoted in this article about how YAP works to engage youth and families in community-based alternatives to incarceration and reduce recidivism.  "White youth involved in juvenile justice issues tend to have better access to diversion programs than African American youth," Fogg said.  Read the full article at NJ TV Online...
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