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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Delivers Holiday Love

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Delivers Holiday Love

  • 12/3/2018 9:14:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. advocates are going above and beyond this holiday season. A community-based alternative to youth incarceration and other behavioral health and social services institutional placements, YAP hires advocates who live in neighborhoods of those they serve. The advocates provide intensive, one-to-one mentoring and work with their teammates to connect youth and families to resources that nurture their gifts, bolster their foundation and help them to give back.New Bru...
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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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Compassion Transport Helps Michael Silvis Work and Play

Compassion Transport Helps Michael Silvis Work and Play

  • 10/22/2018 10:07:00 AM
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This month, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. highlights individuals served by the organization. With programs that keep young people and others safely home and out of institutions, YAP provides intensive mentorship/advocate support while connecting individuals and their families with tools that help them thrive.  Recently, Michael Silvis, recipient of one of the tools -- the YAP Tom Jeffers Endowment Scholarship for Continued Edu...
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Philadelphia Nonprofit to Celebrate Four Decades as a Successful Community-Based Alternative to Youth Prison and Detention

  • 10/11/2018 8:03:00 AM
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Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 11, 2018) – At Philadelphia Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.’s Oct. 17 open house, 100 youth in community-based detention will help present college scholarships to young people who not long ago stood in their shoes. The open house will bring current and former YAP participants and families together with juvenile justice, social services and other professionals who for four decades have referred thousands of individuals to the program as an alternative to...
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YAP Helps Employers Appreciate Workers Like Bethany,  who have Special Skills and Needs

YAP Helps Employers Appreciate Workers Like Bethany, who have Special Skills and Needs

  • 10/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
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Bethany, who had previously worked as a dishwasher, filled out application after application at various restaurants and cafes and had a few interviews, but unfortunately didn’t get any of the jobs. While she loves kitchen work, she kept her options open and tried shadowing someone in a housekeeping position. After feeling a bit defeated and confused by the job searching process, Bethany took a break. Brittany Hilton, her Lebanon, Pa. Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. job coach, helped her...
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