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.


We are fighting poverty, one youth leader at a time.


rap blog

  • Brooke on Panel at Century Foundation

    Brooke on Panel at Century Foundation

    RAP’s Executive Director took part in an exciting panel last month as part of the Century Foundation’s summer networking...

  • Welcoming Patricia!

    Welcoming Patricia!

    Helping us Expand Patricia joins us this summer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she...

  • What a Night!

    What a Night!

    Our 2016 Spring Soiree was a great success! Thanks to everyone who was able to come out and join...

  • Welcome RAP 2016 Summer Interns!

    Welcome RAP 2016 Summer Interns!

    We are excited to welcome our 2016 Summer Interns to the RAP team! Read all about them below, and...

  • "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
  • 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