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.
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By combining resources, strengths and talents, we are better able to strengthen children and youth.
RAP is excited to welcome our new 2015-16 YouthVoiceNYC Interns to the team! Fatou Gakou (pictured left) is a...September 29, 2015
RAP is excited to introduce and welcome our 2015 summer staff ! Read about everyone here!June 29, 2015
Calling all young people! Registration is open for: Bringing Food Justice to NYC! A Teen Service and Advocacy Summit...April 30, 2015
RAP is very excited to announce its involvement in #SustainableSisterhood, an emerging initiative that aims to start public conversation...February 20, 2015
This summer, Youth Advocacy Corps (“YAC”), a project fiscally sponsored by RAP, launched its pilot program—the Youth Advocacy Summer...September 29, 2015
The weather is changing as everyone gets into the full swing of back-to-school! As we head Fall, some of...September 29, 2015
Mary Elhakam, a sophomore at NYC iSchool, first joined RAP’s youth network as a YouthVoiceNYC blogger (her post can...September 29, 2015
Every Wednesday at 4pm, a group of eight girls got together in a classroom at Chelsea High School to...June 17, 2015
- "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