Young people who falter do so not because of innate flaws, but rather because of the lack of access to resources.
RAP develops innovative youth advocacy models that strengthen low-income young people to move out of poverty forever.
Our donors, volunteers, supporters and community partners play a critical role in the work that we do.
By combining resources, strengths and talents, we are better able to strengthen children and youth.
My name is Cristina Pastor and I’m the new Communications Coordinator here at RAP. Before coming to RAP, I...September 23, 2013
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- "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!!!!" -- VictorVictor
- 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 polices, 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
- "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.” -- SarahSarah