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The Cost of Disconnection

  • 8/14/2013 10:53:00 AM
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YAP's National Policy Director Shaena Fazal is the guest writer in this blog posted in The Chronicle for Social Change highlighting the social and economic cost of "disconnected youth" and what YAP does- and what other communities can do!- to help them change their life trajectories.Originally published in the Chronicle of Social Change on August 14, 2013 As of 2011, 6.7 million youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are disconnected from school or work. About half are "chronicall...
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Celebrating Peace in Harrisburg, PA

Celebrating Peace in Harrisburg, PA

  • 7/25/2013 10:51:00 AM
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On July 19th, the Dauphin County Advocate Program combated violence through a celebration of peace with young people and families during its 3rd annual Peace Street event in Harrisburg, PA. The event was held at the Family Clinic, strategically located in the city's Old Uptown, a neighborhood known for its poverty and violent crime."We're seeing the highest violence in this area that we have seen in a very long time," says Program Director Cheryl McSherry. "You cannot address psychological needs...
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Join the Campaign to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion of Kids in Schools

Join the Campaign to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion of Kids in Schools

  • 6/26/2013 10:37:00 AM
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Each day, children are at risk of being injured and traumatized by the use of restraint and seclusion procedures in schools across the United States. These procedures offer no therapeutic or educational value, and have been shown to produce emotional trauma, physical harm and even death. Join YAP and the "Stop Hurting Kids Campaign" in calling for an end to restraint and seclusion in schools.Stop Hurting Kids is the national campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. It was develo...
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High Fashion Helps High Risk Girls

  • 5/6/2013 4:43:00 AM
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Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00pm at The Bonnell Building, Community College of Philadelphia for "A Walk Down a Different Path", Philadelphia YAP's 6th Annual Fashion Show for young women who have a history of trouble with the law. "These events give our young women the opportunity to stand before friends and loved ones while displaying their talents, instead of standing before a judge," says the event organizer, Tawaina Reed, Assistant Director of PYAP's Day Treatment/Aftercare Progr...
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