Established in 1985 and serving the Greater Bridgeport region, RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) works to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults, and families by actively engaging organizations, public officials, and community leaders around issues that matter most to the community.

By creating a “neutral table,” community members bring energy and focus, allowing candid conversations to emerge and the catalyst for change to begin.

RYASAP’s work tackles the tough issues teens, their families, and their communities face: Community violence prevention, gambling/substance use education, juvenile justice reform, mediation, personal safety, suicide prevention, teen relationships, urban education reform, and youth leadership.

RYASAP’s work has created statewide “best practice” models for other programs and communities’ adoption.

RYASAP is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. Our Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Tax Identification Number is 06-1357699.