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Our Mission

NYAP is an energetic instrument of compassion and change in the lives of children, youth, and families and the systems, structures and practices that affect them.

Our Vision

NYAP is universally recognized as the premier provider known for trailblazing creative and effective community based solutions.

Our Values

Children First. NYAP has a non-negotiable commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families.

Individual Advocacy. Every person should have an advocate who can promote his or her unique needs and celebrate his or her accomplishments.

Advocacy for Change. NYAP is a leader of positive change in the structures, systems and policies that impede the empowerment of children, youth and their families.

Universal Rights of Children. NYAP affirms and works to advance the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Click HERE to review the Universal Rights of the Child.

Empowerment. NYAP has an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow and develop.

Diversity. NYAP believes people are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity.

Social Inclusion. NYAP creates safe environments where people can be themselves and explore their connectedness and their differences and find positive ways to learn and live with others in the greater community.

Community. NYAP believes that children and youth learn life lessons best in the communities they call home.

Innovation. Our values lead NYAP to find creative ways to meet the distinct needs of each child, youth and family in our care while at the same time grounding all programs and services in the highest professional standards.

Peacemaking. NYAP applies the principles of restorative justice and the power of reconciliation to instill a sense of community and a commitment to nonviolence