Join Nicole in Supporting RAP's Amazing Youth!

A microproject by Resilience Advocacy Project

Summary

While a board member at RAP, I've watched young leaders from low-income neighborhoods of New York City help each other discover and nourish their intrinsic worth, excellence, generosity and creativity, even as they face the traumatic effects of poverty, racism and violence. RAP's work delivers them the training and ongoing support to advocate for their own and each other's well-being. Help them solve the problems they face, creating a more equitable future on their own terms!

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Challenge

Children and youth born into poverty are no less worthy of healthy food, secure housing, nurturing health care and culturally relevant education than those raised in wealth. But powerful voices in Washington are pushing policies with devastating results on this generation of youth and children. You can upend this power dynamic by helping youth advocate for their and their peers' rights in the courts, agencies, institutions and systems that constrain their choices.

Solution

This campaign will allow RAP to continue providing legal and policy training along with trauma-informed group support to those youth that need our work most. Many of our young participants cannot afford to pay to travel to our sites or take time away from working to engage in our programming without a stipend - you can provide that. Many of RAP's program partners cannot afford to pay for us to bring YouthLEAP to their communities - you can bring us there.

Long-Term Impact

RAP youth leaders and the peers they train make government and community systems more responsive to the needs of New York City's most vulnerable youth. Our intentional focus on recruiting low-income youth of color elevates the voices of those most historically shut out of system-change initiatives. RAP's youth demonstrate the power of low-income youth of color to be active, engaged community members and catalysts for positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​resiliencelaw.org

Organization Information

Resilience Advocacy Project

Location: Brooklyn, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.resiliencelaw.org
Project Leader:
Khadijah Silver
Brooklyn, NY United States
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