Renaissance

A leadership program for young males of color that promotes positive identity and self-worth

Renaissance is a leadership development program designed to respond to the staggering academic and social needs specific to young males of color. This gender/culturally specific program provides increased and focused interventions exclusive to their unique challenges.

 

Our vision is to affirm the positive identity and self-worth of young males of color of diverse backgrounds. REAP accomplishes this by promoting positive images of males, developing their leadership potential, and fostering their innovative abilities. Our young men model leadership through peer mentoring, civic engagement, business innovation, and public speaking.

Renaissance basketball game amongst REAP school sites
Beaverton High School Renaissance Men
Centennial High School REAP Renaissance students dress up for "Tie Day"

Donors Help Us reach more young Men

Can you Support Young Men's Leadership Development in Portland?

REAP’s Renaissance program is one of our most popular and transformative offerings, and it is entirely donor funded. Your donations play an integral role in helping us to maintain, develop, and strengthen the quality of the Renaissance program and help us to reach young men in need of positive male role models. Can you help us keep the Renaissance program alive?

Ready to step up and become a renaissance man?

Program Commitment
  • Year long enrollment into the program from January – December 
  • Mandatory attendance to at least 80% of the program offline 
  • 100% completion of courses online 
  • Student representation for lobbying events at Board Meetings (outside school hours)
  • Attend occasional brunches & luncheons for networking opportunities 
  • Develop business plan/Pursue sponsorships & funding to start business
  • Must complete 3 informational interviews with entrepreneurs in your field of interest 
  • Weekly check in meetings 
  • Monthly check in meetings at REAP’s HeadQuarter 
  • Eligible to attend the “Innovation Tour”, Summer 2020