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St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

  • 1/22/2020 1:52:00 PM
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St. Lawrence County, NY (SLC) YAP County Program Director Cynthia Mosier put together a collage of photos from the community’s recent Girl Scouts cookie kickoff at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School.  The event gave 450 Girl Scouts from 42 troops an opportunity to give back to their community by helping children they may or may not know.Pictured are images from Mosier’s collage where she and YAP Training Program Director Emily Doelger picked up  about 70 bags that the ...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black Leading 12-Year-old Trevon to the Goalpost – on and off the Field

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black Leading 12-Year-old Trevon to the Goalpost – on and off the Field

  • 9/26/2019 10:38:00 AM
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When Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black met 11-year-old Trevon, he knew the kid was smart and talented. Never mind that Trevon had missed a lot of his sixth -grade classes and that when he was in school, he often found himself getting suspended.  Like Trevon, Omar grew up in Schenectady, NY’s Mount Pleasant-Hamilton Hill neighborhood, where he experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a kid whose challenges can quickly lead to missteps, labels, and out-of-h...
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Families Shared Stories of Triumph and Hope at St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc 20th Anniversary Celebration

Families Shared Stories of Triumph and Hope at St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • 7/2/2019 2:25:00 PM
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Canton, NY -- Thursday, June 27, marked a major milestone for St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Area young people and families gathered with YAP staff, partner agencies, local employers and friends to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary at an open house of its new office. Families and staff told powerful stories, shared in this Watertown Daily Times story, that brought the audience to tears.Since 1999, YAP has partnered with juvenile justice, child welfare, behav...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

  • 6/12/2019 8:46:00 PM
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Massena, NY (June 12, 2019) – Throughout his life, Bobby Knepp, 32, of Massena, NY, has battled demons that come with growing up believing adult addiction and childhood sexual and physical abuse are normal. He was about five before  when he realized it isn’t  and 10 when he turned to alcohol and drugs, himself, to cope and escape.By age 16, Knepp was using and dealing opioids. “It started with Vicodin that a girlfriend stole from her grandparents. They’d get two...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. State and National Team Attends New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)’s 150th Anniversary Winter Conference

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. State and National Team Attends New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)’s 150th Anniversary Winter Conference

  • 1/25/2019 4:03:00 PM
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Albany, NY -- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. New York and national leaders this week attended workshops at the New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)’s 150th Anniversary Winter Conference. The conference was an opportunity for the team to learn from specialists in trauma, racial disparity, use of data, collaboration and other areas that impact YAP’s work. YAP was also among the exhibitors, raising awareness of YAP’s ongoing juvenile justice and child welfare work in s...
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