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Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Now Serving Los Angeles Families

Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Now Serving Los Angeles Families

  • 12/3/2019 10:39:00 AM
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Los Angeles, Ca. (December 3, 2019) -- Standing a block away from her Jordan Downs apartment in Watts, Abriana, 15, reflects on her life and its dramatic turn for the better.“Before I thought I was just going to be a lowlife; like I wasn’t going to have a future,” she said.Several months ago, Abriana spent a night in youth detention facing burglary charges. As part of her probation, she was connected to Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.“Now that I came to YAP, I know th...
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Baltimore YAP Thankful for the Opportunity to Serve

Baltimore YAP Thankful for the Opportunity to Serve

  • 12/2/2019 4:32:00 PM
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For the Baltimore YAP (BYAP) and the Safe Streets team, Thanksgiving has been an opportunity to serve youth, families and the broader community. With the help of local community partners, BYAP provided two dozen turkeys to families throughout Baltimore City. The team received donations from local groups and small businesses. Program Coordinator Chasity Dorsey spent rounded up the turkeys and Assistant Director Christopher Campbell alongside YAP Advocates delivered turkeys to all the families in ...
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YAP Shares Thanksgiving with Families We Serve

YAP Shares Thanksgiving with Families We Serve

  • 11/27/2019 10:13:00 AM
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YAP wishes youth and families we serve a Happy Thanksgiving. With support from community partners, YAP Adams County, Pa. and program staff across the country collected and delivered turkeys and Thanksgiving baskets to families.  A donation from Community Connections helped YAP Adams County purchase food for local families.  On Wednesday, YAP Program Coordinator Brenda Herring and Director Robert A. Witt welcomed families picking up their Thanksgiving baskets and delivered food to those...
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Walker County, Ala. Community Partners Share Holiday Love with YAP Families

Walker County, Ala. Community Partners Share Holiday Love with YAP Families

  • 11/27/2019 10:06:00 AM
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Walker County, Al. YAP is getting help from community partners to spread holiday love with the youth and families they serve. Bryant Brooks and Karla West of Allstate joined Program Director Tina Aaron and her team this week, volunteering four hours to wrap gifts.  The Allstate agents also donated $500 to support Walker County YAP program youth and families.Featured Photo: Allstate’s Bryant Brooks and Karla West with Walker County, Al. Youth Advocate Program Director Tina Aaron.&...
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Baltimore YAPWORX Graduate Fully Employed After Another Major Milestone

Baltimore YAPWORX Graduate Fully Employed After Another Major Milestone

  • 11/27/2019 9:14:00 AM
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As part of YAPWORX’ commitment to develop participants’ future economic opportunities, Baltimore YAP was honored to have the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (M.O.E.D)  select YAPWORX graduate Miguel as one of 20 candidates for Baltimore City Water Industry Career mentoring program through the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA).Miguel started with Baltimore YAPWORX in June 2018, eager to make connections and wor...
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