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Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Pays Tribute to Youth, Families and Community Partners

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Pays Tribute to Youth, Families and Community Partners

  • 10/28/2019 12:25:00 PM
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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. staff gathered to celebrate the progress of individuals and families they serve. An alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement, YAP has begun applying its model to support adults returning from prison.In the region, in addition to partnering with youth justice and child welfare systems, YAP also supports returning adult citizens through partnerships with the Washington DC Department of Youth Rehabilitative Servic...
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Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Participants Who Had Faced Incarceration and Institutionalization Celebrate Freedom, College and Hope

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Participants Who Had Faced Incarceration and Institutionalization Celebrate Freedom, College and Hope

  • 10/21/2019 9:10:00 AM
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Oct. 21, 2019 – It takes a village to support youth in their communities as an alternative to incarceration and institutionalization. That’s why Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. asked Baltimore Chef Ray “Ziggy” Davis, owner of Flight American Fusion Restaurant & Bar, to keynote their 5th Community Banquet, Oct. 25, (dinner program, 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm). An alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement, YAP relies on Davis and oth...
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Innovative Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Group Gives New Hope  to Washington, D.C. Justice System Involved Girls and Young Women

Innovative Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Group Gives New Hope to Washington, D.C. Justice System Involved Girls and Young Women

  • 5/20/2019 2:59:00 PM
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Washington, DC (May 21, 2019) — Tearra Walker looks forward to Saturdays; not because it’s a day off, but because it’s a day when she is very much on. It’s when she combines her unique and courageous experiences as a spoken word artist, trained NASCAR technician and natural advocate to show others that they, too, can identify and realize their own talents.Tearra is the facilitator for a program offered exclusively to Washington DC girls and young women who have been involved in the youth j...
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In the News: New Washington, DC Program Serving Men 18-35

In the News: New Washington, DC Program Serving Men 18-35

  • 3/21/2019 2:44:00 PM
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Washington, DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is making headlines for a new program that adapts the YAP neighborhood-based youth Advocate-mentor model to empower justice-involved adults ages 18-35 with work and life tools.DC YAP Advocate-mentors serving as Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Credible Messengers are helping men who have either returned home after serving time in prison or were recently arrested for violent crimes. Like the men they serve, most of the YAP Credi...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Helps Washington D.C. Men Transition from Prison to Labor Force

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Helps Washington D.C. Men Transition from Prison to Labor Force

  • 2/7/2019 5:26:00 PM
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Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2019) -- When Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. got the chance to adapt its successful youth employment program to help slightly older recently incarcerated men, there was no hesitation. For 44 years, YAP has partnered with youth justice and social services systems to provide young people with opportunities to develop and contribute so that communities have safe, proven, effective and economical alternatives to institutional placement.In partnership with Safer Stronge...
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