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They Once Faced Prison, Institutionalization, Poverty and/or Despair – Now They Have Scholarships, Life Tools and Hope

  • 10/11/2019 11:10:00 AM
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An unconventional scholarship is helping some Clark County young people go to college, get vocational certifications or start businesses while overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges.The Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education scholarship is one of many tools available to individuals served by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Founded in 1975, the nonprofit partners with youth justice, child welfare, behavioral health, developmental disabilities/autism, educa...
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Adams County, PA YAP thanks Community Aid for its Support

Adams County, PA YAP thanks Community Aid for its Support

  • 10/4/2019 10:42:00 AM
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Adams County, Pa. YAP Director Robert A. Witt YAP met with local Community Aid (CA) staff members to thank them for demonstrating their “Neighbors helping Neighbors" motto. Witt told the CA staff about how their support helps families YAP serves. He also let them know about YAP employment opportunities.As a CA partner, Adams County YAP hosts a donation bin for the CA thrift store.  The office receives funds and shopping vouchers for families based on the weigh...
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Two of YAP’s Longest-Serving Employees Honored

Two of YAP’s Longest-Serving Employees Honored

  • 9/27/2019 10:20:00 AM
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On September 24, as part of their Mid-Atlantic Regional leadership training and retreat, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. leaders honored two of their colleagues. Annie Mae Jeffers has served YAP as an Advocate for 30 years. Bea Lewis is retiring after serving youth and families for more than 27 years. Both women exemplify YAP’s 44 years of effectively serving as a community-based alternative to youth incarceration and family separation.
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black Leading 12-Year-old Trevon to the Goalpost – on and off the Field

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black Leading 12-Year-old Trevon to the Goalpost – on and off the Field

  • 9/26/2019 10:38:00 AM
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When Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black met 11-year-old Trevon, he knew the kid was smart and talented. Never mind that Trevon had missed a lot of his sixth -grade classes and that when he was in school, he often found himself getting suspended.  Like Trevon, Omar grew up in Schenectady, NY’s Mount Pleasant-Hamilton Hill neighborhood, where he experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a kid whose challenges can quickly lead to missteps, labels, and out-of-h...
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The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

  • 9/20/2019 12:00:00 PM
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Davenport, September 19, 2019In recognition of the tenth anniversary of National Juvenile Justice Action Month as proclaimed by the Washington, D.C.-based the Campaign for Youth Justice, Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken* announced today he will co-host a community forum on juvenile justice issues at Noon on Saturday, October 5. The two-hour-long program -- “Juvenile Justice and Jails” – will be co-hosted by the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities and held in the Cha...
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