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.
In early October, 11 mentors from Credit Suisse joined a group of RAP’s youth leaders for an evening workshop...November 20, 2014
Baruch College freshman Hurmat Hashmi, 17, was both thrilled and nervous the night of October 7th. With her mother...November 4, 2014
RAP’s newest YouthVoiceNYC intern is Samuel Pugo, 16, a student at NYC iSchool. NYCiS is an innovative public school...November 4, 2014
Apply now for a spot on the Resilience Advocacy Project’s Youth Advisory Council! This year’s campaign is Food Justice. Work...October 14, 2014
RAP is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation! RAP is offering...November 20, 2014
RAP Executive Director Brooke Richie-Babbage joined economists, media personalities, and anti-poverty advocates and analysts on the 25th anniversary of...November 4, 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
- 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
- "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