Training sessions take place in a group setting and help develop communication and interaction skills and allow access to many resources that are available within the community. Most importantly, YAPP trainings develop an awareness of issues that affect young people across Nassau County.
Past trainings have included topics such as: leadership, appreciating diversity, sexuality, and the list goes on. Each year, training changes based upon the input of the previous year’s participants. Once youth are accepted into YAPP, it becomes their program!
Second and third year members are responsible for evaluating, designing, and implementing YAPP. In addition, members also serve on a committee that designs and implements training for schools and community agencies. Caucus members volunteer in their schools and in community-based organizations. Through the combination of leadership training and community service, YAPP volunteers’ experience is what many employers and colleges are looking for.