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YAP CEO Moderates Congressional Briefing

YAP CEO Moderates Congressional Briefing

  • 9/26/2012 10:03:00 AM
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YAP CEO Jeff Fleischer moderated a briefing on Capitol Hill about disconnected youth. The briefing, sponsored by Senator Stabenow (MI) and Representative Kildee (MI-5), focused on the 6.7 million aged 16-24 "disconnected" or "opportunity" youth who have no connection to school or work, but who remain hopeful for their futures. In comments intended to frame the urgency of helping disconnected youth, Fleischer noted the staggering costs to society - up to 93 billion dollars to taxpayers and 252 bi...
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YAP Participates in Panel about Juvenile Justice

YAP Participates in Panel about Juvenile Justice

  • 9/22/2012 9:54:00 AM
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Gary Ivory, YAP Southwest President and National Director of Program Development participated in a panel about the juvenile justice and gang intervention. The panel, hosted and moderated by Congressman Bobby Scott, focused on the Youth PROMISE Act and cost-effective intervention and prevention efforts to improve the educational, social and life outcomes of youth in some of America's most distressed communities. The panel also discussed how to redirect focus away from ineffective "tough on crime"...
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Watch YAP Director Talk about Poverty ON MSNBC

  • 9/16/2012 9:53:00 AM
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Director Steve Gates participated in a panel on MSNBC Sunday morning to talk about poverty, education and violence and how programs like YAP, which address people's individual needs and provide intensive services to entire families, can help to alleviate some of the obstacles impoverished children face and give families hope. On the show, he and other panelists recognized how important it is to invest in programs that work to help America's poor.   
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YAP's Innovative Chicago Anti-Violence Program Highlighted in NY Times Magazine Article About Poverty in America

  • 8/19/2012 9:49:00 AM
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In the August 19, 2012 NY Times Magazine, author Paul Tough frames the issue of poverty in America through the lens of YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates and his work with YAP kids and families in Chicago's Roseland community. It is a poignant look at poverty in America and what Steve and his YAP team have been able to do to help the families who would otherwise be left behind. Tough, who advocates for funding programs like YAP to reach the most hard-to-reach families, notes in the story the pendi...
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Wayne County, NY Fun'd Festival

  • 8/16/2012 9:47:00 AM
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YAP programs all over the country are doing their part to raise money for the organization's endowment fund, which raises money for scholarship funds for postsecondary endeavors of clients. Click here to read an article from the Wayne County Post in New York.
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