Young people are particularly vulnerable during times of transition. RADical Health is a skill-based experience, developed in partnership with New York University, to help first-year college students stay well and stay resilient.
RADical Hope launched phase one of the RADical Health pilot at NYU in the Fall of 2020. Phase two will be completed in April 2021. Following the pilot, RADical Hope will scale RADical Health to other college and university campuses across the country.
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DETAILS: RADical Health focuses on building healthy relationships with oneself, with others and with the world. It is a four-week experience with a total time commitment of two hours per week.
Each week, students will be led by trained guides through three program elements:
- GET INSPIRED: Students will hear from notable figures in sports, entertainment, business and culture as a means to inspire and empower them as they begin their college journey.
- DIVE IN: Students will explore the program material through curated skill-building resources. Examples include: Journaling exercises, self-care tutorials and self-assessments.
- DISCUSS: Students will engage in group conversations where they connect with peers and exchange perspectives about the inspirational interviews and related subjects.
CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT: RADical Health is an on-ramp for students to engage in college life. Access to campus clubs, activities and resources will be promoted at every school. Guides will serve as mentors during the four-week program. Students will be encouraged to connect with other mentors and upper-class peer leaders as they continue their transition into this new chapter of their lives.