The organization shall pursue the aspiration of youth volunteers inspiring others to uphold advocacies and work towards the integration of mobilization into a community. To achieve this goal, the volunteers shall continue to formulate action-based solutions through significant outreach projects that target existing issues currently needing to be addressed in society. These projects will engage the involvement of the youth to stand their ground in the passion for their major advocacies, and highlight the importance of their actions towards the betterment of our nation.
<p><strong>Youth Advocates for the Philippines</strong>, also known as <strong>YAP</strong>, is a youth-led, non-profit, and volunteer organization that paves the way for the youth to experience socio-civic involvement through a series of advocacy-based projects and initiatives. Attaining <i><strong>thousands </strong></i>of members in <i>less than 3 months</i>, the organization has been present in all regions of the Philippines and accredited by the <i>National Youth Commission</i> and the <i>United Nations Major Group of Children and Youth</i>.</p><p><i>“We live in a society with so-called leaders with no genuine advocacy, selfish rather than selfless, and improper guidance for the youth especially to those in school.”</i> A quote by the founder and current president, Mirus Ponon after being elected as the <i>Philippine Officer</i> for the <i>ASEAN University Student Council Union</i> in Thailand.</p><p>As one big family of Filipino Advocates despite such a young age, YAP envisions solutions toward relevant issues in the Philippines and the makers of innovative ways in nurturing the betterment of the society.</p><p>YAP has also been featured in GMA’s IJuander, NET25’s Pambansang Almusal, and DZRH’s Boses ng Kabataan twice.</p>