America's Time Out for Youth   

Adolescents sometimes develop unhealthy relationships and experience or exhibit bullying or dating violence.  RAPSnergy is designed to eradicate such behavior. 

Respect and Pride

RAPSnergy is a peer roundtable for junior high and high school boys and girls (11-13 and 14-18 years of age, college and undergraduate students. RAPSnergy is held once a month for the purpose of promoting respect and pride, positive life skills and synergy between the two genders.  The adolescents, along with their male and female mentors, engage in positive communication as they discuss age appropriate topics, issues, concerns, challenges and aspirations of collective interests.

Mentors are drawn from the young male and female's particular communities, friends, relatives, neighbors, church and social groups as well as from the wider world of men women, and reflect rootness in realities of both the girls and young women, and boys and young men's own lives. Both genders collaborate to prepare agendas, themes, topics and questions they would like to address with the common goal of promoting the utmost in healthy relationships resulting in respect and pride between the two genders.