RHAP’s mission is rooted in the conviction that creative self-expression is a transformative experience that enriches individuals and communities. As an organization, we work to provide a space where young people feel safe and supported as they develop their voices through artistic projects and activities. We cultivate an environment of playfulness and experimentation, while challenging our older students to help each other strengthen their individual voices through supportive criticism. The experiences of creative problem solving and self-expression that underlie our program generate self-confidence and a sense of agency in our students. We believe that these qualities meaningfully contribute to the well-being of our students, their communities, and ultimately encourage engaged citizenship.

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Student Artwork

08 February, 2017Posted In : Uncategorized

"Blue Wolf", By Gabriel,2016, Marker on paper READ MORE

RHAP students commissioned to paint a mural at Coffey Park

14 February, 2017Posted In : Blog

RHAP students were commissioned in August of 2016 to paint a mural near a playground in Red Hook’s READ MORE

RHAP students accepted at Edward R. Murrow Highschool

14 February, 2017Posted In : Uncategorized

  Four of our older students were accepted at Edward R. Murrow High School, an excellent Brookl READ MORE

  • I am 16 years old. I came to RHAP because I love to draw. RHAP has helped me explore so many forms of art. RHAP also helps me with academics which is an area I struggle with. RHAP helped me with believing in myself and never giving up. I get inspiration and help from the students and the volunteers. Everyone is connected like family. You learn to trust the people you see.
    Brianna (16 years old, third-year RHAP Student)