Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) Pre/Post Release

Primary Focus

Promoting positive long-term employment outcomes through collaborations with educational entities, credentialing and training providers, and businesses and government employers, combined with direct services—guided by YAP’s evidenced-based wraparound advocacy model—that build skills, competencies and connections while addressing barriers.



To complement and reinforce workforce development goals, YAP staff members work with participants to address individual needs across multiple life domain areas and provide supportive services. By focusing on strengths, YAP’s wraparound model enables youth and families to develop their capabilities and pursue educational and employment activities based on their unique interests and goals. YAP also innovates through community-based recruitment of qualified service staff, cultural and linguistic competence, family engagement, a “No Reject – No Eject” policy, and 24/7 staff availability.

List of Services Provided

  • Mentorship
  • Transportation
  • Work experience
  • Job shadowing/internships
  • On-the-job trainings
  • Supportive services
  • Incentives
  • Career development
  • Leadership development
  • Work readiness courses
  • STEM
  • Educational enrollment and assistance
  • Employment assistance


Who This is For

Services are provided for 16-18 years old Spring Mountain Youth Camp Re-entry population