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Join the Give Back Challenge

  • 4/1/2012 10:14:00 AM
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Check out a video from Speakers Bureau member Yakua Banks talking about what she's doing to give back.The Give Back Challenge is a national YAP effort to engage all of our youth, families, staff, and community members in giving back during the week of April 15-22. Everyone is challenged to participate in at least one activity that addresses a need in the local community.We've created a tool kit to help you get started! To see what YAP staff and youth are doing in your state, view ...
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Charitable Giving

  • 3/14/2012 10:10:00 AM
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Click here for a charitable giving opportunity for YAP. You can now give to YAP through this fun LPGA event.
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YAP NY Life Coach Program Featured in NYSAC

  • 2/28/2012 9:16:00 AM
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YAP's Wayne County, NY, Life Coach program is featured in the current issue of NYSAC (New York State Association of Counties) News. The article, written by Stephanie Hart, president of New York YAP, details how our reentry program for adult parolees succeeded in safely connecting paroled men to their communities – without any recidivism.
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New Re-Entry Programs Help Parolees in New Jersey

  • 2/13/2012 9:14:00 AM
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The Hudson/Bergen/Passaic and Atlantic County Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) received grants from the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) to provide intensive services to youth released from correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers. New Re-entry programs are designed to reduce recidivism rates for youth following release from a JJC facility on parole or probation status and to increase success rates in setting and achieving positive goals in the community.Once YAP get...
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A Second Chance to "Pay it Forward" for NJ Teens

  • 2/13/2012 8:59:00 AM
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The restorative justice project in Cumberland County, dubbed "Pay It Forward," allows law enforcement officials to refer youth to YAP to organize group and individual service projects benefiting both the community and youth participants.
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