Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84

Youth Advocate Programs


Our mission is to provide individuals who are, have been or may be subject to compulsory care with the opportunity to develop, contribute and be valued as assets so that communities have safe, proven effective and economical alternatives to institutional placement.



Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) believes we all need access to safe places and positive connections in our communities to fully develop our strengths and realize our potential. For many individuals and families, these fundamental building blocks of healthy development are unavailable, obstructed or inaccessible. The absence of these crucial components leaves individuals and families without the tools and resources necessary to thrive. 


For over four decades, YAP has built bridges between families and their communities, opening up access to critical materials necessary for positive development, like mentoring, social supports, health and mental health services, and educational and vocational support. We welcome and fully commit to each family who finds their way to us. We partner with families to map out a family-focused, comprehensive plan to meet their needs and build upon their unique strengths and interest.


YAP’s work is built on a foundation of research demonstrating that people do better throughout life when they get support to strengthen their social, emotional, financial and physical wellbeing where they live, work, learn and play. We are from the neighborhoods we serve and are accessible to families at the places, times and days they need. 


At YAP, we know that having positive relationships, places, activities and services better positions young people and families to maximize their potential, which in-turn, creates healthy and vibrant communities for us all.

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YAP Endowment Fund
$108.37 received
in 3 gifts


210 Chestnut St, Suite 200
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 337-8323

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