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Chicago Sports Franchises Continue Alliance for Second Year to Address Violence

Chicago Sports Franchises Continue Alliance for Second Year to Address Violence

  • 11/16/2018 2:56:00 PM
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YAP is one of the organizations that the Chicago Sports Alliance invests in through the Choose 2 Change program.  Pictured are YAP’s Chris Sutton, Choose 2 Change Director, along with Regional VP David Williams at today's press conference.For more information, read the press release and this article from the Chicago Tribune.
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#YAPGivingTuesday Donations Support Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Prison and other Out-of-Home Placement

#YAPGivingTuesday Donations Support Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Prison and other Out-of-Home Placement

  • 11/6/2018 10:29:00 AM
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(Nov. 6, 2018) – For more than four decades, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. employees have been focused on delivering programs that have proven to be an effective and safe alternative to youth prison, residential behavioral health facilities and other out-of-home placements.  On Nov. 27, with their #YAPGivingTuesday campaign, YAP employees will raise public awareness of their mission and give people who believe in their cause a way to support individuals and families YAP serves in...
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Youth Advocate Programs Partners with Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services to Prepare Youth to Transition to Workforce after Placement

Youth Advocate Programs Partners with Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services to Prepare Youth to Transition to Workforce after Placement

  • 11/1/2018 1:50:00 PM
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In just a few weeks, T reaches a critical crossroads. He just turned 18 and will soon be released from Loysville Youth Development Center after serving more than four years. Loysville is operated by PA’s Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services.A Philadelphia native, T has been in residential placement off and on since he was 11. “I was the oldest of four and we lived in the projects,” he said. “My mother had gotten laid off and I didn’t want to see her struggle. My...
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Youth Advocate Programs Joins Jack & Jill of Greater Essex County Chapter, Jelani Cobb & Other Influencers for a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform

Youth Advocate Programs Joins Jack & Jill of Greater Essex County Chapter, Jelani Cobb & Other Influencers for a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform

  • 10/26/2018 10:15:00 AM
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With a history lesson connecting the dots between the U.S. slave economy and wealth generated from today’s prison system, author, writer and Columbia University Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism William Jelani Cobb headlined a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform. The event was hosted Sun., Oct. 21, in Basking Ridge, N.J. by Greater Essex County Chapter (GECC) of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest organization of African American Mot...
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Dallas-area YAP youth and friends say thank you to Taylor Swift

Dallas-area YAP youth and friends say thank you to Taylor Swift

  • 10/24/2018 10:19:00 AM
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A couple dozen youth served by Dallas-Ft. Worth area Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) and Santa Fe Youth Services -- are saying thank you to Taylor Swift. Because of a donation of concert tickets from Tickets for Kids Charities, the young people enjoyed their first concert, Sat., Oct. 6, the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, the final U.S. date of the Taylor Swift Reputation Tour.  
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