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Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. and Adult Services Piloting Program to Connect People with Disabilities with Meaningful Jobs and Contacts

Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. and Adult Services Piloting Program to Connect People with Disabilities with Meaningful Jobs and Contacts

  • 6/7/2019 10:50:00 AM
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Free 12-week Program Accepting a Few More Trainees Until June 15 Gettysburg, PA (June 4, 2018) -- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. and Adult Services is piloting YAPWORX DD, a free work readiness and networking opportunity for 18-21-year-old Adams County residents who have developmental disabilities. The 12-week free training takes place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 24-Sept. 30, at 57 N 5th St. in Gettysburg.YAPWORX DD participants will work with YAP Advocates who will help them...
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Cargill Donation will Create Garden for Youth Advocate Programs and Adult Services

Cargill Donation will Create Garden for Youth Advocate Programs and Adult Services

  • 6/5/2019 4:50:00 PM
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A $1,500 gift from Cargill will help Adams County, Pa. Youth Advocate Programs and Adult Services (YAP), Inc. create a community garden. YAP works with child welfare, youth justice, education and social services systems in the county to provide community-based developmental disabilities, autism, behavioral health and other services to individuals and families. YAP empowers young people by helping them identify and realize their strengths while connecting them and their parents/guardians to tools...
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Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

  • 6/5/2019 12:17:00 PM
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Chicago, IL (June 5, 2019) -- As Chicagoans take to the streets Thursday, June 6, to race against gun violence in “Strides for Peace,” they should know that for each of the city’s gun violence tragedies, thanks to the organizations they are supporting, there are many more stories of hope. Carnell Brown’s journey is one of them. At age 20, Carnell said his life has not been easy. Five years ago, he got locked up for assault. But things are progressively getting better...
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From Depressed to Living His Best Life: Pittsburgh’s Dan Hackett Heads to Milan as an Advocate for People with Autism

From Depressed to Living His Best Life: Pittsburgh’s Dan Hackett Heads to Milan as an Advocate for People with Autism

  • 6/3/2019 12:03:00 PM
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Less than seven years ago, Dan Hackett was unemployed and had low-self-worth, feeling disconnected, misunderstood, unfulfilled and depressed. He went to Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. for support. YAP is a nonprofit organization in 23 states and the District of Columbia that provides community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, behavioral health institutions and other out-of-home placements for youth and young people referred through social services or youth justice systems. To...
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