Young people who falter do so not because of innate flaws, but rather because of the lack of access to resources.
We combine innovative programs with system-level initiatives to build youth leaders in the fight against poverty.
Volunteer with RAP, join our team of social justice advocates, or bring our programs to your campus or community.
By combining resources, strengths and talents, we are better able to strengthen children and youth.
RAP’s Girls Empowerment Workshops seek to bring together young women to explore issues of identity, personal and community strength, womanhood and social activism. Using art,...July 25, 2014
RAP is pleased to welcome two interns for our summer programming. Miriam Bial and Shannika Campbell will be facilitating...July 25, 2014
Carrington Amey (in photo with Director of Programs Elisa Kaplan) left his role as Program Associate with RAP at...July 25, 2014
RAP is hiring a part-time Curriculum Consultant to refine and standardize our youth empowerment curricula. The Curriculum Consultant will...July 3, 2014
Teen pregnancy has been a serious social issue in East New York where a disproportionate number of young people...July 15, 2014
The Youth Advisory Council’s Instagram photo contest is open until May 31st. Post your pictures and videos expressing your vision of...May 21, 2014
My name is Ayana Gordon. I am eighteen and in my last year of high school at Clara Barton...April 21, 2014
Samantha Perlstein, a freshman at Barnard College majoring in Human Rights and Psychology, is a RAP volunteer for the...April 11, 2014
- "The Resilience Advocacy Project has made an enormous impact in my life. My work with RAP has made me a stronger, more compassionate person. It has taught me that I can exceed my own expectations and develop my own ideologies. They made me feel that my voice is important, and that no matter what happens no one can silence it. This knowledge has helped me develop confidence in my work and in who I am as a person.” -- Sarah
- The feeling that arose within my heart from working with the city’s first-ever Youth-Led Mayoral Debate was indescribable... I felt involved and able to form my own opinions because I knew the candidates, their policies, their views, and their agenda for the city. You could say that I felt like an adult ready to vote. But In reality it's even better because I'm an informed teen.” -- Kahalia
- "I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support you have shown me. I couldn't have gotten this far without you guys, especially about education. I also got to learn a lot through working with you guys… I read this book called The One World Schoolhouse: Education Re-imagined. It made me decide to put education reform as my top priority for my studies. You guys are rockstars!!!!" -- Victor