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Baltimore YAP Hosts Block Party

  • 8/24/2013 10:56:00 AM
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The first annual Baltimore YAP Community Block Party/ Book Bag Giveaway took place on Saturday, August 24th. The event was attended by over 700 people, several community leaders, DJS caseworkers, Baltimore City educators, Baltimore City councilman and the Baltimore City police commissioner.BYAP partnered with The Fred Jones Foundation, 2110 Bistro, Wal-mart, and Ray Lewis Foundation to provide four hours of activities, entertainment, free food, balloons, face painting, and snow balls to the comm...
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Cow Patty Bingo

Cow Patty Bingo

  • 8/23/2013 10:02:00 AM
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Somerset County, PA YAP held their annual fundraiser for the Youth Endowment Fund on August 23, 2013.  In Cow Patty Bingo, the ground is divided into squares, like a bingo board.  Participants purchase individual squares.  The square that the cow drops the patty on is the winner and the owner receives a cash prize.  The remainder of the money goes to the Endowment Fund.  This year, they raised over $1300!
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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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