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New Jersey Youth Impacted by Gun Violence Kick off "Sixty-four days: A summer of Peace.”

New Jersey Youth Impacted by Gun Violence Kick off "Sixty-four days: A summer of Peace.”

  • 6/28/2019 4:28:00 PM
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New Jersey (July 1, 2019) – More than one thousand New Jersey kids ages 6-18 -- many who have lost loved ones to gun violence -- are kicking off a campaign called, “Sixty-four days: A summer of Peace.”The young people are enrolled in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., a nonprofit operating in every New Jersey county and more than 100 communities in 24 states and the District of Columbia, that serves as an alternative to youth incarceration and other out-of-home placement...
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“Eagle Riders Roll and Rock For Autism” Raises $12,000 for  Adams County Youth Advocate Programs

“Eagle Riders Roll and Rock For Autism” Raises $12,000 for Adams County Youth Advocate Programs

  • 6/27/2019 12:44:00 PM
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The Gettysburg Eagle Riders presented a $12,000 check to Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. The donation came from the organization’s May 11 “Eagle Riders Roll and Rock for Autism” charity event.YAP’s Gettysburg Autism and Developmental Disabilities Services, Supports, Education and Training program works with kids, adults and families. YAP’s community/family-based mentors empower individuals they serve by helping them identify and realize their gifts ...
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YAP Sister Agency Raises Awareness of its Work with Guatemala Families

YAP Sister Agency Raises Awareness of its Work with Guatemala Families

  • 6/20/2019 5:04:00 PM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Guatemala sister agency Siembra Bien is raising awareness of its efforts to address the violence, extreme poverty, drug trafficking and unemployment that cause Guatemalan families to risk family separation and the lives of their children to seek asylum in the U.S. This week, the agency and families it serves shared stories with a German television crew. Like YAP, Siembra Bien [Sowing Well] provides holistic community-based intensive mentoring and family, ...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

  • 6/12/2019 8:46:00 PM
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Massena, NY (June 12, 2019) – Throughout his life, Bobby Knepp, 32, of Massena, NY, has battled demons that come with growing up believing adult addiction and childhood sexual and physical abuse are normal. He was about five before  when he realized it isn’t  and 10 when he turned to alcohol and drugs, himself, to cope and escape.By age 16, Knepp was using and dealing opioids. “It started with Vicodin that a girlfriend stole from her grandparents. They’d get two...
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