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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for  Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

  • 12/5/2018 10:07:00 AM
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New York (Dec. 5, 2018) – At age 37, Anton Cannatella speaks of a former Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. participant as he would a younger brother, nephew or even son. The young man, now 18, is one of many youth Cannatella has worked with since 2013 in his role as a YAP mentor-advocate in the Bronx."When I met him, he had just turned 16 and was referred to our program because of a robbery charge. His YAP enrollment ended almost a year ago and he hasn't been in any trouble for ...
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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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Video Highlights Young People Beating the Odds through Chicago YAP

Video Highlights Young People Beating the Odds through Chicago YAP

  • 10/5/2018 6:51:00 AM
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Chicago Youth  Advocate Programs, (YAP) Inc. is gaining national exposure as a key to solving crime in Chicago. Known in Chicago for its success as a community-based alternative to youth incarceration or other away-from-home residential confinement, YAP’s emerging crime prevention work is in the national spotlight.The effectiveness of YAP’s model is its simplicity. In 100 communities across 23 states, YAP neighborhood Advocates partner with youth and families, providing them too...
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Chicago Youth Give Back through Service

Chicago Youth Give Back through Service

  • 8/10/2018 12:07:00 PM
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Youth and advocates with Chicago Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) teamed up with 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris on a community restoration project. YAP prepares youth in several of its projects, including Choose 2 Change, Get N Chicago, Chicago Beyond,  Regenerations, Mayor’s Mentoring initiative and other programs for jobs that are created as part of One Summer Chicago. Partnering with government institutions, community-based organizations and businesses, One Summer Chicago offers mo...
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Five Major Chicago Sports Teams Grant $1M to Three Organizations Working to Reduce Violence In Chicago

Five Major Chicago Sports Teams Grant $1M to Three Organizations Working to Reduce Violence In Chicago

  • 12/21/2017 1:53:00 PM
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YAP is proud to be a part of the Choose to Change Project (C2C), one of the grantees of the Chicago Sports Alliance's one million dollar grant to stem violence in Chicago. The Chicago Sports Alliance, is comprised of all five major Chicago Sports teams, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. C2C is a high intensity mentoring and trauma therapy program proven to reduce violent behavior among youth in the Greater Englewood community who are at-risk for violence inv...
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