YCAP delivers evidence-based programs (EBPS) to middle and high school students throughout the City of Yonkers. Prevention research has produced substantial evidence that EBPS can change youth and families’ risk factors, lowering levels of youth problem behaviors. Currently,
YCAP collaborates with a premier tutoring service, ABC Tutoring which provides academic enrichment services to prevent the “summer slide”. This program is designed to increase knowledge retention during the summer months. Participants are tutored in Math, English, and Science.
YCAP continually adjusts its programming to meet identified community needs. Yonkers’ residents and community leaders indicated that youth development programs focusing on increasing emotional intelligence were top priorities because of the need for “soft” skills in the workplace. In