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Morgan:  See Me As Your Classmate

Morgan: See Me As Your Classmate

  • 3/8/2018 9:40:00 AM
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and to celebrate YAP is joining The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) in their "SEE ME FOR ME" campaign.  This week's feature is on education and the call to "See Me as Your Classmate."  Morgan Fern is a college student working toward an Activity Director degree at Harrisburg Area Community College’s campus in Lebanon PA.  Morgan, a young woman from Myer...
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YAPCyberWorx Engages Youth, Students, and Tech Professionals in Web Design Project

YAPCyberWorx Engages Youth, Students, and Tech Professionals in Web Design Project

  • 1/18/2018 1:53:00 PM
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YAP involved youth and adults in Lebanon County, PA, with the help of Lebanon Valley College Criminal Justice/Sociology seniors, and a passionate tech professional successfully completed YAPCyberWorx in December. YAPCyberWorx is a YAPWorx initiative designed to allow system involved youth the opportunity to improve their future economic opportunities through exploring technology careers, building social capital, while giving back to the community in new ways. This project also focused on empower...
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Five Major Chicago Sports Teams Grant $1M to Three Organizations Working to Reduce Violence In Chicago

Five Major Chicago Sports Teams Grant $1M to Three Organizations Working to Reduce Violence In Chicago

  • 12/21/2017 2:53:00 PM
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YAP is proud to be a part of the Choose to Change Project (C2C), one of the grantees of the Chicago Sports Alliance's one million dollar grant to stem violence in Chicago. The Chicago Sports Alliance, is comprised of all five major Chicago Sports teams, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. C2C is a high intensity mentoring and trauma therapy program proven to reduce violent behavior among youth in the Greater Englewood community who are at-risk for violence inv...
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YAP Co-authors New Report: New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People

YAP Co-authors New Report: New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People

  • 12/21/2017 10:52:00 AM
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National Youth Employment Coalition and YAP's Policy and Advocacy Center recently published a new report New Funds for Work:  Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People. The report stems from a convening of juvenile justice and workforce administrators from around the country, and includes their recommendations for how to cultivate cross-system collaboration to better serve justice-involved youth, including through new WIOA dollars.In 2014, the WIOA was enacted into law. It in...
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YAP Supported Employment Participant Honored at “Work With Us” Banquet

YAP Supported Employment Participant Honored at “Work With Us” Banquet

  • 11/24/2017 1:31:00 PM
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Ryan Leppo received the male Employee of the Year Award at the annual “Work With Us” Banquet on October 19, 2017, in Lebanon County, PA. Ryan was chosen for this award by demonstrating outstanding work ethic. The event included a Lebanon County Employment Panel discussion, an address by motivational speaker and PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Executive Director, David DeNotaris, a luncheon and concluded in an awards ceremony. Ryan was pleasantly surprised to receive the award....
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