This year, YAF's 18th Annual Spring Celebration will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019
We’re excited to announce we have a new platform for learning more about the event, purchasing tickets and sponsorships, and participating in our silent auction!
Click here, or visit yaf.ejoinme.org/spring2019 to check it out!
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Interested in running the Boston Marathon?
John Hancock has selected YAF to be part of their Marathon Non-Profit Partner Program for the second year in a row! We are looking for runners for #TeamYAF for the 2019 Boston Marathon—apply here today to be a part of Team YAF! Applications are due by Friday, October 26th at 5:00p.m.
YAF is hiring a Development and Communications intern! Check out our blog to read the internship description and learn how to apply!
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2018 Annual Spring Celebration
The Youth Advocacy Foundation is pleased to announce the following event sponsors:
Thank you for your support
Thomas Boreiko and Alison Coolidge
Joshua Dohan and Patricia Garin
Kenneth Parsigian and Susan Shay Mayer
The Treco Foundation
The Dohan-Strek Family
To see the full list of event sponsors, please visit our event page here.
For many students, trouble at school can lead to their first contact with the criminal justice system. When schools suspend or expel a student, it increases the chance they will fall behind or drop out. Often, police become involved in school disciplinary matters. This is what experts call the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
All youth deserve full rights and the protection of a fair and equal justice system. At YAF, we know that means keeping students in school and out of the court system. We advocate for students and families dealing with education or court issues. By breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline, we give kids a chance to grow into caring and healthy adults. We also raise awareness of policy issues that affect court-involved children.