R.A.P. is a program built to teach self-reflection skills to youth in order for them to reach greater self-actualization. The most important thing our youth can do, and often times the hardest, is to speak up about what has happened to them. Utilizing music interpretation, participants learn to recognize and understand the symptoms of the hardships and challenges that they may experience in life and thereby learn the self-control necessary to react in healthier ways. Students actively share their ideas, observations, and feelings. Because it is in speaking their truth and reaching out that they can connect with and learn to trust other people, FFLF believes that developing greater self-actualization is the essential ingredient for developing leadership abilities, resilience, and healing in our “at-risk” youth.

Like Building Dreams, R.A.P. is also an SEL program that helps students improve the following core competencies:

  • Self-Management
  • Self Awareness
  • Social Awareness
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Relationship Skills