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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2012
(Columbus, Ohio, February, 2012) On February 1, 2012 SYNTAXIS has joined the National Youth Advocate Program to further the mission of the organization and to expand the continuum of programming for youth and families in the Columbus OH area.
Marvena Twigg, President/CEO of the National Youth Advocate Program announced the joining of the two organizations. The founder of SYNTAXIS, Father Springer and Director, Joe Friend, have been major contributors of the overall development and execution of the outstanding programs of SYNTAXIS. Ms. Twigg, further states this merger will provide the opportunity for expanded services for youth and families. Together, through innovative programming and advocacy, families are provided with community resources which enable them the ability to grow, develop, and rise above the challenges and difficulties of their lives.
SYNTAXIS joins the National Youth Advocate Program, a non profit 501 c (3) organization founded in 1978 by Dr. Mubarak Awad. The National Youth Advocate Program provides a wide array of services to youth and families in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Services include: Counseling, Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Assessment, Home-Based Services, Mentoring, Parent Advocacy, Shelter Care, Treatment Foster Care, Independent Living, Respite Care, Positive Adolescent Sexuality Services (PASS), Constant and Never Ending Improvement (CANEI) and Care Management. For more information www.nyap.org 877-692-7226
F. Edward Sparks, Executive Vice President
1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 487-8758 ext. 3824