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Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair'

Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair'

  • 7/26/2019 1:10:00 PM
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Back-to-school time can put a lot of pressure on kids – not just to be their best, but to also look their best. For black girls confronted with conflicting standards of beauty, achieving a hairstyle that makes them feel confident can cause additional anxiety -- especially when there’s no money in the family budget for a salon visit.That’s was the motivation behind Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s “Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair.” YAP&rsq...
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2019 Janet Reno Forum Explores Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System

2019 Janet Reno Forum Explores Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System

  • 7/18/2019 3:27:00 PM
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Washington, DC (July 18, 2019) -- Researchers, policymakers, advocates and youth services practitioners gathered at Georgetown University this week for the 2019 Janet Reno Forum: Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System—Guiding Principles and Strategies for Reform. The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) forum, sponsored by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., sought to answer the question: what exact...
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These Chicago youth have a secret to success – even when impacted by crime, trauma or personal struggles

These Chicago youth have a secret to success – even when impacted by crime, trauma or personal struggles

  • 7/8/2019 12:10:00 PM
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Chicago, IL (July 5, 2019) – At their May meeting in Chicago, members of The Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board of Directors – many of them, recently appointed -- witnessed powerful testimonials from youth and the Advocates empowering them with tools to succeed. YAP serves as an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement in more than 100 communities in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In Chicago and other cities, YAP also applies its model to work...
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