Promoting Peace


NYAP applies the principles of restorative justice and the power of reconciliation to instill a sense of community and a commitment to nonviolence

Here at National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP), we demonstrate a core value, Peacemaking, within our NYAP communities on a regular basis. We take pride in providing a sense of peace and tranquility toward our children, youth, families and clients in our work. Read more below on how NYAP is providing Peacemaking in small, local communities and on a national platform.

Tips for Teenagers Dealing with Depression or Social Anxiety

There is not always a way to fully “cure” someone who is dealing with depression or social anxiety, but there are ways to provide support. These tips are to provide a few strategies for teens in order to try and combat the persistent insecure thoughts that plague them.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience and Freedom

Today is the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth, a historical event in history that marked the beginning of change for African American slaves and the African American community today.  The history behind the date can be linked back to the days of the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln…

Introduction to Black History Month

Today, we say hello to February and welcome in a special celebration of Black History Month. Black History Month is a time to give tribute and thanks to the generations of African-Americans and people of black background who have fought to ensure that their liberties and freedoms are recognized. At NYAP, we put these qualities…

2018 Youth Success Day for Circuit 4 Awards

One of the best parts of our jobs is to watch children and youth grow each day as individuals. To grow as an individual, goals and expectations must be set and a constant effort to be better must be followed. When our youth do this, it is a beautiful thing to witness; seeing them persevere…

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