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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Youth Leadership Council RAP’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) has kicked off the 2015-2016 year with great discussions on their new...November 11, 2015
Our fall YouthLEAP and GO Girls! programs have gotten off to a great start! We are in 4 boroughs...November 11, 2015
Youth-Police Engagement Workshops in Bushwick! RAP’s Youth, Police, and Community Initiative has moved forward this fall with engaging community...November 11, 2015
Brooke Richie-Babbage, RAP’s Executive Director, kept busy this fall speaking at a range of events focused on law, poverty,...November 11, 2015
We are so excited to share this profile of Executive Director Brooke Richie-Babbage and the Resilience Advocacy Project! This short...March 16, 2016
Dear Reader, For my final blog in our Poverty Awareness Month series, I’d like to focus on a question:...February 1, 2016
Dear Reader, I’m happy to be sharing the 2nd post of my blog series focusing on Poverty Awareness Month!...January 27, 2016
Dear Reader, As we near the end of Poverty Awareness Month, I will be sharing a series of brief...January 27, 2016
- "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 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
- "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