Our participants have extraordinary skills, talents and dreams, and we want them to have every opportunity to grow, advance their skills and achieve their educational goals! To help support them in their endeavors, we established an Endowment Fund to provide scholarships to current and former YAP youth and families who are pursuing post-secondary education or training.
Whether the goal is college, truck driving school, a technical certification or other practical endeavors, we provide support for young people to advance their economic opportunities. The scholarships are flexible and, in addition to tuition, can be used to meet concrete needs like books, tools or a computer.
Since its inception in 2004, YAP employees have raised over $2 million, facilitating scholarships for over 300 recipients. In 2014, the fund was renamed the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education in honor of YAP's founder.