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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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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

  • 3/12/2019 5:19:00 PM
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by Leah Vuich and Courtney ReimannAida Cuebas, a young woman from Mercer County, PA, is finishing her first year at Butler County Community College. Aida’s long-term goal is to become an Assistant Teacher for Early Education and Kindergarten classes. Aida receives YAP services to help her expand her interests in the community and support her with college classes.Aida experienced some ups and downs during the past few years. From her childhood in the foster care system, to living independen...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Interns Spread #YAPGuatemalaLove on Monmouth University Campus

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Interns Spread #YAPGuatemalaLove on Monmouth University Campus

  • 3/6/2019 3:52:00 PM
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In an effort to spread understanding of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s global mission, Jessica Viscuso and Robert McNamara took center stage this week in a Monmouth University classroom. As special guests of a Global Human Rights and Social Justice class, Viscuso and McNamara hosted an interactive presentation to illustrate YAP’s street soccer methodology, which is being used globally as a mediation tool for young people.  The presentation comes as YAP is launching #...
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