The National Youth Advocate Program in Akron is hosting a Workshop and Open House presented by, Dr. Mubarak Awad, founder of NYAP

The National Youth Advocate Program in Akron is hosting a workshop on Thursday, January 28 from 1:00-3:30PM at The Job Center, 1040 E Tallmadge Avenue in Akron. The workshop is about Child, Family and Systems Advocacy and will be presented by NYAP’s founder, Dr. Mubarak Awad. Dr. Awad is a lifelong advocate for the rights of children and families worldwide.

When Dr. Awad’s father was killed in 1948, his mother was not able to support Mubarak and his siblings. As a result, they were placed into an orphanage and his quest to reunite his family began. Based on his own personal life experiences, Dr. Awad developed the philosophy NYAP has embraced since 1978; that the primary focus of support must be placed on preserving and unifying families and strengthening the communities they call home. NYAP continues to embrace this philosophy today.

Following the workshop, NYAP will host an Open House from 4-6PM for people who would like to learn more about the programs and services we offer, to meet Dr. Awad or to talk to us about the benefits and rewards of becoming a foster parent. The NYAP office is located at 30 Northwest Avenue, Building A, Suite 120, in Tallmadge. For more information, please contact us at 330-633-4187.

About NYAP

The National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) is a not-for-profit 501(3) c organization that has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978.

We are committed to supporting and protecting youth and families and to strengthening the communities we are proud to serve. We provide opportunities and resources to youth and families through our innovative programs and services. We strongly support and offer guidance to our dedicated foster parents. We work hard to build community support. We advocate with public agencies and officials on behalf of youth and families. We are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity. We are NYAP.