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YAP Ireland Making Youth Voices Heard

  • 6/15/2016 8:23:00 AM
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Youth from our sister program in Ireland were interviewed by a local television program about the importance of young people having a voice in the services they receive.  Watch the video clip and learn about YAP's model and VOICE initiative.  
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YAP Shares Model with Central and South American Youth Workers

YAP Shares Model with Central and South American Youth Workers

  • 6/8/2016 1:25:00 PM
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YAP's Director of International Development, Diana Matteson, recently presented to a group of youth workers from Central and South America.  Diana, who is bilingual, presented in Spanish to the group as part of the "Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth" program arranged by the Institute of International Education.  
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WV Youth Wins Writing Competition

  • 5/17/2016 10:10:00 AM
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Amy, a youth from our program in West Virginia, took first place in the Berkeley Young Writer's Competition with the essay she wrote about coping with the traumatic loss of her brother.  Here is her essay: "One minute he was standing in front of me and within seconds he was gone forever. I know its real, I attended the funeral and watched as they laid the flowers on his casket. As tears rolled down my face, I didn't want to say that last goodbye. After a month of him being gone, it still feels ...
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Mental Illness Feels Like...

Mental Illness Feels Like...

  • 5/16/2016 12:50:00 PM
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Ambroseanda, a Community Living Specialist from our behavioral health program in Harris County, TX shared her experiences with a mental health condition as a part of Mental Health Awareness Month's #mentalillnessfeels like campaign. Impulsiveness, racing thoughts, mania, depression, isolation, self-medicating, manipulation, anger, anguish, and emptiness in the pit of my soul that could not be filled because I had no Idea where to begin to get help. I felt like the only person going thru these e...
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Lebanon County PA Builds Greenhouse

Lebanon County PA Builds Greenhouse

  • 5/12/2016 10:35:00 AM
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On May 4, Lebanon County PA YAP had a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new greenhouse.  The day's speakers included Sally Barry, Director of Lebanon County Probation Services, Senator Mike Folmer, Pennsylvania 48th Senate District, Jeanne Arnold of The Edward and Jeanne Arnold Foundation, Maurice Day, Youth Youth, and Loir Burrus, YAP National Developmental Disabilities Coordinator. YAP GREENWORKS provides the addition of 1000 square-foot commercial greenhouse to our gardening initiatives alre...
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