Middle School Scholars

RHI provides comprehensive after school programming for 40 middle school aged youth each academic year and 20 during the summertime. Middle School Scholars use support to work toward academic success, begin career and college exploration, develop life skills, strengthen social supports and exercise their leadership in Red Hook.

Our long-term goal for Middle School Scholars is that they have strong academic standing, develop confidence and know themselves. This foundation will set them up for success to navigate an often challenging transition into high school. Research shows that a successful transition into the first year of high school increases the likelihood of on-time high school graduation, an overall goal RHI holds for Red Hook youth.

Program Components

  • Homework Help
  • Specialized High Schools Test Support
  • College Explorers
  • Health Education & Counseling
  • Performing Arts
  • STEM Based Learning
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Freedom Schools

Learn more about our middle school outcomes

High School Youth Leaders

RHI provides comprehensive programming for 125 Red Hook youth attending high school, as they work toward their high school diploma, develop a post-secondary plan, gain paid job training and work experience, strengthen their social supports and exercise their leadership in the community. Approximately 25 of these high school-aged youth receive short-term support services around employment, education, college access and counseling.

500 Red Hook youth are engaged and served through the efforts of the Youth Leaders. Each year, RHI pays over $250,000 to High School Youth Leaders for their community leadership work.

Program Components

  • Tutoring & Study Lounge
  • Teen Chef & Farm Apprentices
  • Photojournalism
  • Peer Health Educators
  • Trauma-Informed Counseling
  • College Access & Readiness
  • SAT & Regents Preparation
  • Freedom Schools

Learn more about our programmatic success

Young Adult Programs

This year, RHI will recruit, engage and support 250 young adults to set individualized goals around furthering their education (high school diploma, HSE or college degree), obtaining employment and growing professionally and gaining and strengthening social supports. Our dedicated team provides comprehensive, personalized supports for young adults from a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach while intentionally addressing systemic injustice through education, advocacy and opportunities for young adult participation.

Program Components

  • Individualized Case Management
  • Healing and Therapeutic Circles
  • Employment Consultation & Placement
  • Workforce Readiness
  • College Scholars
  • HSE Referral & Coaching
  • Subsidized Employment Referrals

Learn more about our resilient young adult participants