RHI serves 65 young adult members during the final stage of our Empowerment Pipeline. The services and programs offered support young adults to transition to life as an independent adult progressing on a self-determined path.
RHI College Scholars: supports alumni who are working toward a two or four year college degree. Members are supported with financial aid applications, scholarship opportunities, and form a strong network of emotional support to succeed at the college level.
Young Chef Program: This 10-week training program provides members the opportunity to gain basic culinary arts skills to qualify for employment in the food and restaurant industry. Additionally, members improve their overall health by increasing their knowledge of health and nutrition through healthy food choices. Training is offered by “guest chefs” from local restaurants.
Crews: small peer groups are used to create a supportive environment for young adults working toward a common goal like a completing a GED, finding a job, parenting, or stress reduction.
Additional services offered for young adult participants:
- Educational Advocacy, including college support services
- Reproductive health counseling and HIV testing
- Job development services