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At-Risk Youth Find Potential in Culinary Course

  • 4/8/2017 9:31:00 AM
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Youth from YAP's program in Lebanon PA participated in a 6-week culinary course, taught by executive chef Trevor Sipe of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. The course culminated in a gourmet meal, prepared by the youth this week.
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YAP Model Training with Johnson County, IN Juvenile Probation

YAP Model Training with Johnson County, IN Juvenile Probation

  • 3/31/2017 2:11:00 PM
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YAP was invited by Johnson County (IN) Juvenile Probation to provide training on our model. Jason Wilson, YAP Director from Orange County, NY provided the 4-day training, outlining YAP's philosophy, principles and approach. The training was built around YAP's BAT orientation and YAPwrap training, with the addition of trauma, assessments, advocate matching, child-family teams, and other quality aspects of a Director's role. Our thanks to Johnson County for their warm hospitality and support of a...
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Morris Sussex Paint & Sip Fundraiser

Morris Sussex Paint & Sip Fundraiser

  • 3/24/2017 1:38:00 PM
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YAP's Morris Sussex (NJ) office hosted a Paint & Sip fundraiser at a local paint & craft studio called the Painted Grape.  Twenty people attended - some YAP staff and others were friends and supporters of YAP. The class included a 16" x 20" canvas (which each participant was able to keep), brushes, paint & an apron. The artist from the studio helped the entire class paint, explaining technique and assisting any experience level. The event raised $300 for the local YAP program and t...
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YAP Joins Conversation to Help Build Connecticut Continuum of Care

YAP Joins Conversation to Help Build Connecticut Continuum of Care

  • 3/16/2017 12:27:00 PM
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The Tow Youth Justice Institute hosted a conversation around the planned closure of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) in 2018 and how to build a continuum of care in the community. Featured participants included John Dixon of New York City's Administrative of Children's Services, Shaena Fazal, YAP's National Policy Director, and Marc Schindler, Executive Director of Justice Policy Institute.
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Ulster County NY YAP - Giving Back

Ulster County NY YAP - Giving Back

  • 2/1/2017 10:25:00 AM
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Ulster County YAP teamed up with local business in an effort to collect new toys from community members. Multiple local businesses agreed to display gift drop boxes for three weeks and were able to accrue more than $300 worth of gifts for youth ranging in ages from 1 to 18. After the gifts were collected, YAP youth met at the program office and wrapped all of the donated gifts. Local firefighters who were running a toy drive happily accepted the collected the gifts from the youth on December 2...
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