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  • New Video: Endowment Fund

    Hear directly from young people how the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education is supporting their dreams. Nearly 200 scholarships have been awarded since 2007.

    Endowment
  • YAPWORX: Workforce Development 2.0

    YAP engages the most complex need youth in and outside of the classroom through service learning and exposure to employees from labor market areas of interest.

    YAPWorx
  • Pittverse Magazine

    YAP is proud to share the latest version of this quarterly publication written exclusively by adults on the autism spectrum and funded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.

    Pittverse
  • Street Soccer

    Innovative Street Soccer programming encourages positive youth development and promotes a culture of peace.

    Soccer
  • Dads Make a Difference!

    YAP's NJ Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative is a statewide effort to recognize and support the important role of Dads in their children's development. #NJFathersMatter

    Fatherhood
  • Meeting the Needs of Sexually Exploited Youth

    YAP’s CSEC model is an intensive and safe alternative to detention or placement, integrating a trauma- informed, gender responsive approach in supporting youth aged 10-18 who have been sexually trafficked.

    CSEC
  • Gender Responsive Programming

    Girls are the fastest growing population within the juvenile justice system. Learn more about YAP’s approach to safely supporting girls in the community.

    GRP
About Us
YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change since 1975.   More
"Safely Home" Film

Change does happen and it happens with the kids people most likely do not want to work with... Those are our kids.

April Curtis, YAP Program Director
NEWS
15
NOV 2019

Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

At age 16, Ellana Watson, whose mother battled mental illness, was mourning the death of the grandmother who raised her when a school fight...
25
OCT 2019

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Pays Tribute to Youth, Families and Community Partners

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. staff gathered to celebrate the progress of individuals and families they serve...
24
OCT 2019

Marion County YAP Gathers to Support Young Trafficking Survivors

Marion County (Ind.) YAP staff, Advocates, youth and families turned out in a big way for a fall kickball tournament...