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RYASAP: Transforming Lives with Vision & Dedication, by David Boegaard

Founded in 1985, the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (“RYASAP”) has grown from humble beginnings into a potent organization working to help teens and adults negotiate difficult situations with success. The organization flourishes by bringing the community together at

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People Empowering People (PEP)

The People Empowering People (PEP) Program is a personal and family development program with a strong community focus.  The PEP program builds upon individual life experiences and strengths to encourage growth in communication and problem solving skills, parent/family relationships and community

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Student Space Makes Front Page News

Student Space made front-page news in the CT post last October about their efforts to “fill gaps and make connections.” Central High School Superintendent Paul Vallas brought the program to the district last year on a trial basis and extended

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Student Space Connects with over 100 Harding High Students

The Student Space at Harding High School accomplished so much in just a single year. They connected 103 students to school-based programs and 28 students to community-based programs. During a Resource Fair in March, over 200 students met with local

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SafeAsleep Places 2nd in Toyota Prius MPG Challenge

Last summer, RYASAP came in 2nd place in the Toyota Prius MPG Challenge, a series of fun MPG challenges for charity.

Posted in RYASAP Blog, Safe Asleep

SafeAsleep Installs 40,000th Smoke Detector

Recently, Safe Asleep proudly installed its 40,000th smoke detector with the help of Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.  Since the program began, 142 lives have been saved between 2005 and 2012 because there was a working smoke alarm in the home. There

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RYASAP’s Conflict Resolution Division Making Great Strides

In addition to the progress of StreetSafe, RYASAP’s Conflict Resolution division has been making great strides. Since July 1, 2013 over 60 cases were referred to mediation by the juvenile courts we serve. Our team is gearing up for the Young Mediators

Posted in Restorative Justice, RYASAP Blog

JRB Diverts 400 Cases Away From Juvenile Court

Since the JRB began accepting cases in 2007, it has been able to divert and serve approximately 400 cases away from Juvenile court.  Of these cases, over 70% have been discharged successfully from the program, and of these only 20%

Posted in Restorative Justice, RYASAP Blog

PACT Conducts Beautification Projects

PACT recently conducted beautification projects ranging from mural painting to landscaping at Wish Elementary School in Hartford.

Posted in Public Allies, RYASAP Blog

PACT Alum Receives “Above & Beyond” Award

Tinesha Sneed, 2012 Public Allies Connecticut alumna, was recently awarded RYASAP’s “Above and Beyond” award for her continued dedication to making Bridgeport safer, stronger and healthier, even after serving with Public Allies!

Posted in Public Allies, RYASAP Blog