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MERGE: Providing Life and Job Skills to Young Men in High-Crime Areas

  • 2/13/2012 8:51:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs Inc. (YAP) of Atlantic City, NJ has provided subsidized transitional employment services for young men for over 10 years. With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it has augmented those services with a large community mobilization effort called MERGE (Males Engaged in Reducing Violence through Gainful Employment). MERGE focuses on improving longer term job and educational outlooks for young men ages 14-24.
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YAP Appoints New National Policy Director

YAP Appoints New National Policy Director

  • 1/1/2012 8:27:00 AM
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Shaena Fazal was appointed as YAP's National Policy Director in January. Shaena will work with YAP and national leaders on policy issues that affect YAP youth and families, collaborate with the youth advocacy community and advocate to redirect resources from ineffective and costly institutions back to communities.
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Golf Ball Drop

Golf Ball Drop

  • 10/11/2011 11:20:00 AM
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On October 11, 2011 YAP's administrative support center in Harrisburg, PA conducted a Golf Ball Drop.  The proceeds from this fundraiser benefitted the Youth Endowment Fund. 
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