Red Hook Initiative believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. We envision a Red Hook where all young people can pursue their dreams and grow into independent adults who contribute to their families and community.
Youth development, community building and our model of community hiring are at the core of RHI’s approach to strengthening Red Hook’s future. In our youth empowerment pipeline, which runs from middle school through young adulthood, we endeavor to collaboratively interrupt cycles of injustice and to build hope. RHI has formal and informal strategic approaches to youth development and community building that incorporates the field’s best practices as well as elements unique to our own model.
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