UAC Program Partner YOACAP Teen Shares Success Story

Date: 
December 30, 2013

 

Kyle, a North Philadelphia teen, was separated from his family and raised by foster parents. Due to little communication from his parents and siblings, Kyle started to act out and get into fights. He also started to develop trust and anger issues. After joining the Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YOACAP), Kyle immediately felt connected with other teens with similar challenges.

YOACAP's youth leaders helped Kyle develop goals, change his attitude, and become more respectful. With the help of YOACAP, his school, and foster family, Kyle began to do better in school and attained a 3.7 grade point average. Kyle also became a star member of YOACAP's Freedom Readers Book Club and Chess Club. Kyle is now headed to a four-year college!

Kyle's story is an example of the hard work and commitment that YOACAP has to its students. YOACAP helps youth address issues such as peer pressure, teen pregnancy, violence, drug use in addition to providing workshops focused on academic support and leadership skills. Eighty- five percent of YOACAP's participating youth go on to attend college.

With funding greatly decreasing for school and youth programs, it is important to continue to support programs that are helping Philadelphia's youth. UAC is a proud supporter of grassroots organizations that are driving change in the community. YOACAP asks that you partner with them and help keep their services available and thriving for the youth. Any amount would truly benefit this organization.

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