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My Life Changing Experience

  • 10/14/2016 8:59:00 AM
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Hello…My name is Lottie. I was a part of a program called the YAP Truancy Program in Pittsburgh. During my time in the program, I learned things that I never knew, seen, or heard about before. I learned to love myself and others by just being there and lighting a place with my smile or tears. I came from nothing to be something and I have my mind made up. I got involved in this program in my 11 grade year of high school which was a very difficult time for me to get up on time for school. I had ...
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YAP Ireland Making Youth Voices Heard

  • 6/15/2016 9:23:00 AM
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Youth from our sister program in Ireland were interviewed by a local television program about the importance of young people having a voice in the services they receive.  Watch the video clip and learn about YAP's model and VOICE initiative.  
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YAP Shares Model with Central and South American Youth Workers

YAP Shares Model with Central and South American Youth Workers

  • 6/8/2016 2:25:00 PM
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YAP's Director of International Development, Diana Matteson, recently presented to a group of youth workers from Central and South America.  Diana, who is bilingual, presented in Spanish to the group as part of the "Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth" program arranged by the Institute of International Education.  
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Street Soccer Cross Cultural Exchange

Street Soccer Cross Cultural Exchange

  • 5/12/2016 11:32:00 AM
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Building on friendships that grew from November events in New York and Pennsylvania when (US Embassy Buenos Aires-sponsored) a team from the FuDE organization in Argentina sent a delegation to conduct street soccer workshops at the Orange County NY YAP Program and then shared a workshop on street soccer and game in Harrisburg as part of the 40th Anniversary activities, YAP Ireland staff and Newburgh staff reunited to introduce street soccer to the YAP Ireland community in Dublin and Galway this ...
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Team YAP to Argentina Represents US at Buenos Aires Street Soccer Tournament

Team YAP to Argentina Represents US at Buenos Aires Street Soccer Tournament

  • 6/1/2015 5:31:00 AM
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Representing Florida, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, DC, Team YAP to Argentina joined 200 young people from 14 countries in Buenos Aires in May for Copa America Nelsa Curbelo street soccer tournament.  Guided by the principles of solidarity, collaboration and respect, the street soccer movement is active in 50 countries and uses street soccer to teach mediation and peace-building skills to young people living in vulnerable situations, particularly gang-affiliated youth.  U...
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