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YAP Policy Director Calls for Development of Community-Based Continuum for Youth Beyond Bars

  • 12/19/2016 9:59:00 AM
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In this Huffington Post blog, YAP Policy and Advocacy Director Shaena Fazal weighs in on the new report Beyond Bars:  Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons.  The report, published by The National Collaboration for Youth, promotes a new approach for caring for justice-involved young people.  "Many young people in the juvenile justice system are confined, sometimes in out-of-state facilities – often due to mental health needs – only because the services they need to do not e...
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YAP 1 of 11 Orgs Supported by Get IN Chicago Grant

  • 11/17/2016 4:53:00 PM
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YAP is one of 11 Community-Based organizations to be funded by Get IN Chicago to work with high-risk youth in the city. Read more about Get IN Chicago's work in this prweb article or check out the press release.  Get IN Chicago also has a wonderful feature on their website about two YAP leaders:  Director Steve Gates and Assistant Director Monique Robbins.  Read more about their work in the Roseland and Englewood communities on GIC's website.  
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My Life Changing Experience

  • 10/14/2016 8:59:00 AM
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Hello…My name is Lottie. I was a part of a program called the YAP Truancy Program in Pittsburgh. During my time in the program, I learned things that I never knew, seen, or heard about before. I learned to love myself and others by just being there and lighting a place with my smile or tears. I came from nothing to be something and I have my mind made up. I got involved in this program in my 11 grade year of high school which was a very difficult time for me to get up on time for school. I had ...
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Youth, Students and Advocates Learn New Street Soccer Skills

Youth, Students and Advocates Learn New Street Soccer Skills

  • 9/27/2016 1:48:00 PM
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Our Street Soccer team provided a training yesterday to Lebanon (PA) YAP staff, youth, and students from Lebanon Valley College. Together, they plan to introduce the sport to the Lebanon community at a December street soccer tournament at LVC."Our kids loved it," said Program Director Bob Swanson. "Despite their insistence that they don't play soccer, many remained after the event to keep playing!"Many thanks to Jay, Diana, and David who have been working hard at spreading the joy of street socc...
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Dads - Take Your Child to School Day

Dads - Take Your Child to School Day

  • 9/27/2016 1:48:00 PM
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NJ YAP's Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative (FHRI) held a "Dads - Take Your Child to School Day" in Vineland.  Fathers were invited to accompany their children to school and participante in a breakfast at Sabater Elementary School.  NJ FHRI is part of the state's #NJFathersMatter program that recognizes that fathers are an instrumental part of a child's life and seeks to involve them more, while providing information on a wide range of fatherhood issues.  Read more about this event in t...
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