RAPP youth enjoying a night of skating at the Holiday Drop and Shop event, 2013.

RAPP youth enjoying a night of skating at the Holiday Drop and Shop event, 2013.

RAPP Youth Program

As a compliment to our Coffee and Conversation support groups for relative caregivers, RAPP offers educational youth activities for school aged children. Held at the same time as Coffee and Conversation at our Amenia and Poughkeepsie locations, RAPP youth are offered fun filled educational activities that promote communication, positive peer relationships skills, and facilitates a safe and welcoming space for discussion and growth. Participants have the opportunity to sharpen basic life skills while having fun with peers from similar life situations. By pairing the delivery of evidence-based educational lessons with a myriad of physical activities, RAPP Youth Program promotes the health of the whole child.

RAPP Youth Program is facilitated with funding from United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region for our Relative Caregiver Crisis Prevention Grant.

Upcoming topics for our RAPP youth groups follow an environmental theme and include several activities that aims to connect youth with their physical and emotional environments. In the coming months, the RAPP Youth Program will concentrate in the following areas:

  • Food, Nutrition, and Wellness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Team Building and Cooperative Play
  • Physical and Emotional Health
  • Peer and Familial Relationships
  • The Expression of Feelings
  • Self-Esteem
  • Community

Last updated April 5, 2016