RAP is Growing!

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team members. They will be spending their time at RAP facilitating our youth leadership programs, supporting our youth as they implement community impact projects, and helping to launch the next phase of our Teen Father Initiative!


Favio German, Impact Coordinatorfavio

Favio joins RAP after serving three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. While in Paraguay, he mobilized community members to address social determinants of health through group facilitation, community projects and sexual health education at the local high school. Favio extended his service a third year to work as the Volunteer Coordinator in the Health Sector, where he trained new volunteers, designed a comprehensive youth peer education framework for the Peace Corps and advised the development of a Paraguayan Government program. He is a firm believer in the power of self-awareness as a driver for community change and that group work plays a vital role in this process, especially with regards to youth.


scottScott Ellison Smith, MSW Candidate Intern

Scott Ellison Smith is a graduate of Morehouse College and has been working in youth development for over 20 years. As a public school teacher, arts educator, and coordinator for the SIMBA program he has dedicated his life to helping children in under resourced communities. Currently, he is pursuing his MSW at Hunter College’s Silberman school of Social work with a concentration on Child Welfare and Families. He is excited about his internship at RAP and looks forward to working with young fathers through the Teen Fatherhood Initiative. He hopes to use his knowledge and experience to help young fathers understand their rights and increase their ability to navigate the various systems they will encounter as young fathers.



Check back next month to meet the rest of the new crew!