Rain of Hope's youth programs
teach children why they should choose to help their community, and how doing so empowers them to find their voice and bring change to their world.
Rain of Hope empowers youth to shape their future.
Our youth programs enable children and youth to overcome adversity by providing them with the necessary skills to develop inner strength and resolve to thrive socially, emotionally and academically.
Through a carefully devised curricula, Rain of Hope's youth programs introduce children to the fact that our actions are “raindrops,” creating ripples that impact ourselves and those around us.
Rain of Hope programs can be integrated into the school day or offered out of school.
Rain of Hope programs are designed to engage youth in a caring curriculum, strengthening social, emotional and leadership skills, exploring how we interact and engage with each other. Lessons focus on kindness, communication/listening, respect, mindfulness and collaboration.
Rain of Hope is working towards publishing our programs, with online training modules, to allow communities to empower individuals to bring change nationwide. Tax-deductible donations help cover publishing and development costs.
Friendship Matters promotes positive relationships through lessons focused on collaboration, communication/listening, openness/understanding, kindness, and mindfulness.
Each lesson stresses the importance of these characteristics in peer relationships and includes engaging activities for students to practice these skills.
Seniors Matter promotes intergenerational relationships through written correspondence and lessons focused on empathy.
Interactive games and literature engage students, helping them understand common senior issues. The program culminates with a Friendly Feast where students meet senior friends in-person, providing youth an opportunity to apply social skills in real-life settings.
Lyrics 'n Music Matters
Lyrics ‘n Music Matters empowers students to express themselves in a positive manner by working collaboratively to write lyrics and create songs to be shared with the community.
Song messages written by students have pertained to the environment, anti-bullying, education, integration, and faith, to name a few. Students work with a local music producer, recording their own song track!
Community Matters, Rain of Hope’s most advanced program, allows students to create and lead a project that will serve their community in a manner meaningful to them. The students are empowered to build a service learning project based on changes THEY want to see in their community.
Rain of Hope’s curriculum guides students through research, project development, budgeting, and time management to help students build, implement and assess community and advocacy projects.
High School to Career Training Program
Who said high school can’t be fun?!
Rain of Hope's newest program is deisigned to empower youth through social and academic skills they need to succeed in school, college, and career!
Students will learn skills to help become more employable and financially independent, as well as how to apply to Youth @ Work. Through engaging lessons and FIELD TRIPS, students learn skills and strategies that will help them strengthen academics and essential job skills, such as:
Interviewing and public speaking
Dates: August 27, 2018 through June 24, 2018
Mondays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Farnam Community (162 Fillmore Street, New Haven)*
Cost per Student: $60 per month ($7.50 per student hour)
Financial assistance available. Contact 203.691.1078 for information.
*Location subject to change.
Rain of Hope Program Highlights
Field trips include the movies, New Haven Escape, college visits, scavenger hunts and more,
Gain experience working with youth, and potential for future employment
Monthly dinner gatherings,
Chance for prizes and rewards!