About RYASAP: Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) actively engages organizations, public officials and community leaders around issues that matter to all of us. By creating a “neutral table,” community members bring energy and focus, allowing candid conversation to emerge and the catalyst for change to begin.
At RYASAP, we focus on harnessing the positive attributes, skills, talents and contributions of individuals, associations and institutions. We believe all citizens – particulary youth and adults – are leaders in their community. It is through positive engagement that successful system reform and policy change happens.
RYASAP’s work involves juvenile justice reform, teen dating, youth leadership, AmeriCorps-Public Allies, urban education reform and closing the achievement gap, gambling and substance use education. Our work has created “best practice” models for other programs and communities’ adoption.