The Young Adult Project provides a comprehensive range of services that include ongoing basic services such as counseling, tutoring, violence prevention and leadership development. YAP is a community-based organization administered by the City of Berkeley Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department. YAP's purpose is to create a healthy and safe social environment for youth and to reduce juvenile delinquency through the provision of educational, cultural, counseling, and recreational activities. Registration priority for this program is given to south and west Berkeley residents. Students must be referred by either a teacher or counselor. YAP also provides staff leadership for the Berkeley Youth Commission.