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  • The Rain Man Effect
  • Border Crisis
  • Endowment Fund Reaches $1M

    YAP is firmly committed to nurturing the potential of "Opportunity Youth" through our direct services and through our Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education. 63 scholarships have been awarded since 2007.

  • YAPWORX: Workforce Development 2.0

    YAP engages the most complex need youth in and outside of the classroom through service learning and exposure to employees from labor market areas of interest.

  • Pittverse Magazine

    YAP is proud to share the latest version of this quarterly publication written exclusively by adults on the autism spectrum and funded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.

  • Street Soccer

    Innovative Street Soccer programming encourages positive youth development and promotes a culture of peace.

  • Dads Make a Difference!

    YAP's NJ Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative is a statewide effort to recognize and support the important role of Dads in their children's development. #NJFathersMatter

  • Meeting the Needs of Sexually Exploited Youth

    YAP’s CSEC model is an intensive and safe alternative to detention or placement, integrating a trauma- informed, gender responsive approach in supporting youth aged 10-18 who have been sexually trafficked.

About Us
YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change since 1975.   More
"Safely Home" Film

Change does happen and it happens with the kids people most likely do not want to work with... Those are our kids.

April Curtis, YAP Program Director
SEP 2018

With YAP Support, College Freshman Sees Great Outdoors Dreams Becoming Reality

Colin Bresslin is at his best when he’s outdoors. As he begins his freshman year at Allegany College of Maryland, where he has selected forestry as his major...
SEP 2018

Scholarship Winner is Grateful that YAP's Services Extend to Entire Family

A key to YAP’s success is that the program advocates for the entire family of each individual it serves...
SEP 2018

Ohio Nonprofit Leader Urges Those Who’ve Served Time to Know their Voting

Did you know Maine and Vermont are the only two states where people can vote while serving time for a felony?...