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Marshall County, Ala. Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Harvests Hope for Youth,  Families and the Community

Marshall County, Ala. Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Harvests Hope for Youth, Families and the Community

  • 11/27/2018 10:33:00 AM
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Albertville, AL (November 27, 2018) -- As the vegetables, fruit, berries and muscadines at Albertville Community Garden succumb to frost, the youth who prune, mulch and fertilize the grounds continue to blossom. Like those who planted the downtown plot’s first seeds in 2015, the 15-17- year-olds maintaining the garden this autumn are participants in Marshall County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., a successful, cost-effective alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home residenti...
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Covington, County Alabama Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Serves up Thanks for Local Referral Authorities

Covington, County Alabama Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Serves up Thanks for Local Referral Authorities

  • 11/21/2018 2:24:00 PM
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Covington County, Alabama Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. staff cooked Thanksgiving lunch and supper and served it to the office’s referral authorities, supporters, donors and fellow coworkers. It was the team’s way of saying thank you to those who believe in YAP as a cost-effective, community-based alternative to youth incarceration and other out-of-home behavioral health or residential placement.YAP partners with families, matching youth and others with neighborhood-based mentor...
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Baldwin County (AL) YAP on the Airwaves

Baldwin County (AL) YAP on the Airwaves

  • 6/21/2017 3:31:00 PM
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Program Director Denise Simms and Regional Director Tim Thrasher had an opportunity to share the YAP mission and services on a radio broadcast in Camden, AL with DJ Coach Moulton.Way to go Tim and Denise for thinking outside of the box with how you reach the surrounding communities!
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AL Community Supports Family in Need of More Space

AL Community Supports Family in Need of More Space

  • 2/5/2016 8:46:00 AM
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YAP Program Director Vivian Davis appealed to her Walker County AL community to help a family in need.  A couple was awarded custody of their 4 grandchildren, but did not have a home large enough to accommodate them.  Without intervention, the children would have been placed in foster care.  Thanks to the Woodland Trace Church or Christ, an addition is being built to the home where they can live comfortably as a family.  "Let's give them all the resources and all the tools and all the support th...
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Marshall County Delivers Blessings in a Backpack

  • 11/15/2015 9:52:00 AM
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Youth and staff from Marshall County partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to distribute food to elementary school children to ensure that they are fed over the weekends.  They helped in a number of ways - some unloaded food trucks at the packing site, some helped in the assembly line packing the pags, and some distributed the bags in the classrooms.  
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