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Sierra Leone Youth Advocate Programs (SLYAP) Supports People Rebuilding their Nation’s Foundation

  • 8/23/2019 10:56:00 AM
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More than 20,000 children and families in more than 100 U.S. communities in 26 states benefit from Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s unique community-based alternative youth incarceration/out-of-home placement model.As YAP expands in the U.S. to meet communities’ needs for time-tested reformative justice and child welfare alternatives, the nonprofit’s global programs are also growing. Its sister agencies in Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Guatemala and Sierra Leone apply the ti...
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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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Fifteen-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl Describes Hardships Leading Families to Seek U.S. Asylum

  • 4/1/2019 10:05:00 AM
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The voice of a 15-year-old Guatemala girl underscores the importance of #YAPGuatemalaLove, a fundraising campaign launched recently by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. YAP’s goal with the campaign is to increase funding support for its Guatemala sister agency, Siembra Bien, to tackle hardships that lead families in Guatemala to seek U.S. asylum.Providing safe, community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and other out-of-home placements, YAP supports and empowers individuals and ...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Intern Working to Address Hardships Leading Guatemalans to Seek U.S. Asylum

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Intern Working to Address Hardships Leading Guatemalans to Seek U.S. Asylum

  • 3/20/2019 10:14:00 AM
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Guatemala City  (March 20, 2019) -- For the past three weeks, Gina Andrade has leaned on experiences from her childhood in one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of her young adult life.  As a middle schooler, Andrade immigrated from Cali, Colombia to Elizabeth, N.J.  Now a Monmouth University graduate student,  Andrade is in Guatemala on an internship with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. tackling hardships that lead families in the country to seek U.S. asyl...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Interns Spread #YAPGuatemalaLove on Monmouth University Campus

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Interns Spread #YAPGuatemalaLove on Monmouth University Campus

  • 3/6/2019 3:52:00 PM
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In an effort to spread understanding of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s global mission, Jessica Viscuso and Robert McNamara took center stage this week in a Monmouth University classroom. As special guests of a Global Human Rights and Social Justice class, Viscuso and McNamara hosted an interactive presentation to illustrate YAP’s street soccer methodology, which is being used globally as a mediation tool for young people.  The presentation comes as YAP is launching #...
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