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  • Endowment Fund Reaches $1M

    YAP is firmly committed to nurturing the potential of "Opportunity Youth" through our direct services and through our Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education. 63 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
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
Our Services
  • The ASSET Network

    Learn more about YAP's innovative approach to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

  • Youth Services

    YAP works with the most marginalized youth and families across a continuum of needs.

  • Adult Services

    We provide intensive support to adults involved in the justice system and adults with developmental differences.

  • Policy & Advocacy Center

    We are invested in social and policy change that mirror the impact of our direct services.

"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
20
JUL 2017

CBS Pittsburgh Interviews YAP Magazine Writers

The Pittverse a quarterly magazine written exclusively by adults with autism, is featured in this news report...
22
JUN 2017

YAP'S Place in Virginia's Changing Juvenile Justice System

Valerie Koeppel, Roanoke Program Director spoke to a local Virginia television station about the changes in their juvenile justice system and how YAP can help...
21
JUN 2017

New Jersey Fathers Matter

Our NJ team produced a video introducing YAP's Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative which is a part of the NJ Fathers Matter program...