Thank you to all who supported our Good Friends Gathering! 

On Thursday, November 21st over 100 RYASAP friends joined us for our annual Good Friends Gathering at Brewport.  Fun was had by all with good food, brew, friends and fun!  Guests mingled and learned about RYASAP’s 2020 Opportunities for Greater Community Impact and enjoyed our annual awards program.

Award highlights included:
Above & Beyond Award
Nordia Savage, The Workplace, Public Allies Class of 2012
Patti Shields, Bridgeport Public Library     
George Bellinger Youth Award
Shaneese Pettway, Public Allies
Elizabeth Pfriem Volunteer of the Year Award
Scott Wilderman, Career Resources
With state funding being cut for youth programs in CT, now more than ever we need your support to continue the great work we’ve been doing since 1985.  RYASAP tackles the tough issues youth, young adults and families face:
  • Community violence prevention
  • Gambling/substance use education 
  • Juvenile justice reform
  • Mediation
  • Personal safety
  • Suicide prevention
  • Teen relationships
  • Urban education reform 
  • Youth leadership  
If you were not able to join us this year, please consider making a donation. Click Here to Donate

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors: