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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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Orange County Caseworker and Breast Cancer Survivor Honored

Orange County Caseworker and Breast Cancer Survivor Honored

  • 9/22/2017 2:45:00 PM
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Fay Williams, a caseworker for YAP's Orange County TESP program was honored recently at a local high school football game during their Cancer Awareness night.  Fay is a cancer survivor and was highlighted for both her work supporting families of Newburgh Free Academy and her advocacy for breast cancer fundraising.  Congrats Fay!
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Ulster County NY YAP - Giving Back

Ulster County NY YAP - Giving Back

  • 2/1/2017 10:25:00 AM
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Ulster County YAP teamed up with local business in an effort to collect new toys from community members. Multiple local businesses agreed to display gift drop boxes for three weeks and were able to accrue more than $300 worth of gifts for youth ranging in ages from 1 to 18.After the gifts were collected, YAP youth met at the program office and wrapped all of the donated gifts.Local firefighters who were running a toy drive happily accepted the collected the gifts from the youth on December 21st....
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Chemung Youth Organize Clothing Drive

Chemung Youth Organize Clothing Drive

  • 3/9/2016 11:40:00 AM
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Youth from Chemung County YAP participated in two exciting community activities.  They had the opportunity to tour the studies of news station WENY News Southern Tier.They also coordinated a clothing drive for their community.  Clothes were donated by families and Plato's Closet, and the drive was run by YAP youth.  It was open to the Elmira, NY community.   
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Chemung County Bake Sale

Chemung County Bake Sale

  • 12/1/2015 12:13:00 PM
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Youth in Chemung County NY organized a bake sale, and donate the proceeds to their local county's Meals On Wheels organization.  
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