Young Adults

Young Adults


In the final stage of our youth empowerment pipeline, RHI serves 270 young adult participants. The services and programs provide support for College Scholars, Digital Stewards, and Job Readiness and Subsidized Work Training.

College Scholars Program

Pre-College Scholars supports young adults who aspire to enroll in college. Whether they’ve secured their High School Equivalency (HSE), taken a break from college and feel ready to re-enroll, or just realizing as a young adult that college is in their future, this group is supported from the first inquiry up until actual college acceptance.

College Scholars supports Red Hook young adults currently working toward a two or four year degree. Scholars receive assistance with financial aid applications, scholarship opportunities, and guidance and advocacy in navigating the college journey. By gaining a strong network of emotional support, College Scholars are able to focus on the path to graduation.

One-on-one and small group tutoring is offered for college students or those working to complete their HSE.
Job Readiness and Subsidized Work Training:

Our training program and services supports young adults with their search for employment, including mock interviews, resume writing, case management, one-on-one coaching and career mapping. 

Social Work and Case Management:

RHI offers one-on-one counseling to address needs such as stable housing, food security, mental and physical health and legal services. We refer to a core group of partners for legal support, financial literacy, benefits assistance and long-term mental health care.

Digital Stewards & Red Hook WIFI

RHI’s Digital Stewards program trains and employs young adults from Red Hook to use technology as a pathway to community development and employment. Over eight months, Digital Stewards learn media and technology skills while installing and maintaining Red Hook WIFI, a free wireless Internet network for the community.

“Thank you so much for believing in me and not giving up on me. You wouldn’t stop until the work was done.”
– Note from a College Scholar to RHI’s College Retention Specialist