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10 Years of Resilience: Honoring Leaders of Today

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The Dumbo Loft

155 Water Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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It's time to party! We would be delighted if you joined us in celebrating 10 Years of Resilience with RAP, honoring Leaders of Today - incredible young people making the world a better place to live, now. We are very excited to introduce you to some of the amazing young people that make us proud to do this work and to thank you in person for all you have done to get us here!

5-6pm: VIP Reception sponsored by Peaches with cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres and a fireside chat with our honorees and keynote speaker, moderated by our Executive Director, Khadijah M. Silver.

Enjoy delicious upscale barbecue from Peaches

Owners Ben Grossman and Craig Samuel of B+C Restaurant Group opened Peaches Kitchen and Bar in 2008. Based in Stuyvesant Heights Brooklyn, the group currently employs over 150 local residents from our communities and is continuing to grow. "Our partnerships with initiatives such as RAP are at the core of our belief in how to make this world better - through one interaction at a time!"

6-8:30: Cocktails, food, silent auction and an amazing program celebrating the Leaders of Today, including a live performance by our peer mentor and in-house hip hop star, Coley2Fly.

9-11: Dance party!

Introducing our Honorees and Keynote Speaker

Brooke Richie-Babbage, Honoree
Brooke has spent the past 17 years working as a nonprofit leader, policy advocate, and lawyer at social change organizations throughout the country. She has founded multiple successful organizations and initiatives, including the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP), where she served as ED for 9 years.

Joanne N. Smith, Honoree
Joanne N. Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), an intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women.

RAP’s Youth Policy Fellows, Honorees
YouthVoiceNYC’s current initiative, the Youth Policy Fellowship, was co-created with former YouthVoiceNYC high school interns Yacine Fall and Angelis Harvey and the RAP staff. Over the course of the 2017-18 school year, six policy fellows have each evaluated a specific social justice issue that they've recognized as having greatest impact on youth in their communities and developed a specific advocacy project to create change.

Corey Steele is a recent graduate of Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School from Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, who is an aspiring Social Work Major.

Samantha (Sam) Torres is a rising Junior at Brooklyn Preparatory High School from Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York who plans to study Criminal Justice and Social Work.

Nyasia Kiah is a recent graduate of the Academy for Software Engineering at Washington Irving Campus who will be attending York College of Pennsylvania in the fall and studying Graphic Design.

Yang Li is a recent graduate of International High School in Union Square, Manhattan from the Lower East Side.

Yesenia Gallardo is a rising sophomore at the High School for Public Service in Brooklyn.

Kei Hines is a college freshman at the College of Staten Island.

Bobby Jones, Keynote Speaker
Bobby Jones is one of the nation’s most respected experts in engaging teen and millennial audiences for social change. As the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) of Peace First, he leads all of its marketing and communications efforts to help young people in over 100 countries around the world to be powerful peacemakers, creating compassionate solutions to global and local injustices. He has co-authored the best-selling book Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give Damn, and is a renowned international speaker who has spoken at the Vatican, United Nations, SXSW, PSFK, Frank gathering, and Harvard University.

Silent Auction Packages!

Late Show VIP Tix!
Bid for you and a guest to attend a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with 2 VIP tickets!

Exclusive Access to the Whitney Summer Opening!
Win two VIP tickets to join an exclusive crowd of the Whitney’s closest supporters, curators, artists, and art world insiders to celebrate their summer exhibitions along with two exhibition catalogues!

Hot Exercise Packages - get fit by having FUN!
Win classes at YogaWorks, Third Root, NeoU, SoulCycle, Tone House, and Mile High Run ClubStudio!

Bradford Portraits
Get photographed and turned into fine art at world renowned Bradford Portrait studio in NY!

Date Night at Alamo Drafthouse
Movie tickets, food and drinks for two!


More being announced every day...
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A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors!

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