CCEUC Relatives as Parents Program - RAPP

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is designed to assist grandparents and other relative caregivers who have taken on the role of primary caregiver for related children who reside in Ulster County.

RAPP is administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County with funding provided by the Dyson Foundation, the United Way of Ulster County and the Office of Children & Family Services.. Please call 845-340-3990 if you need special arrangements due to a disability. Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County 232 Plaza Rd Kingston NY 12401 845-340-3990

Mission: RAPP provides: - Education and training to learn new parenting and coping skills - Mutual peer support groups - Referral and access to appropriate community based services and resources - Inter-generational activities and respite - Youth development

Happy Thanksgiving from RAPP! We celebrated by making 35 apple pies in one night. Thank you to all who bought one of our homemade apple pies! 🥧 🍎 #thankfulforfamily @cce_ulster

Happy Thanksgiving from RAPP! We celebrated by making 35 apple pies in one night. Thank you to all who bought one of our homemade apple pies! 🥧 🍎 #thankfulforfamily @cce_ulster

Teen RAPP is volunteering at Beyond the 4 Walls Clothing Giveaway today. Send anyone in need or volunteers! Breakfast provided for all. Another great Community Service Event❤️💙 #communityservice #helpingiscaring

Happy Halloween from RAPP! We celebrated last Friday by cleaning up the Sojourner Truth Community Garden, carving pumpkins, and drinking hot cider! We hope you have a safe and fun-filled day🎃🧛🏻‍♀️👻 #communitygarden #familyfun @ulster_rapp @cce_ulster @ Ulster County Family Court

A new home for the mural at the Catskill Interpretive Center. It debuted at Volunteer Recognition Night put on by CCEUC. Pam, Ruthann, Star, and Fred were acknowledged for their dedication to the Relatives As Parents Program. Thank you again for all your hard work! You can visit the mural at the Catskill Interpretive Center for a month and also enjoy the fall foliage. @ Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center

Come visit the traveling Eco Mural at the O+ Festival on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston from 10:00am-2:00pm. Created by RAPP youth, Youth Educator Allison Solian, and artist Star Nigro! Meet Outreach Coordinator Maria Cecilia Defarrari and see all the things the festival has to offer. #ecomural #relativesasparents #opositivefest #communityoutreach

What happens when you put cut, fresh basil in water? Why it grows roots of course! Then you can replant and enjoy further.
#sojournertruthmemorialcommunitygarden #gardentips #freshbasil #rosemary #dahlias #gardenexperiments

Follow RAPP on Instagram! @ulster_rapp Launched yesterday by Teen RAPP members. Check out our first post below.

Our Mural is back! So far it has made two trips, the Ulster County Fair 🏆and NYS Fair where it received a purple ribbon for outstanding exhibit. “No matter how different we are, there is always something that bring us together.” Stay tuned for more travels! @starnigrophoto music by: Peter Gabriel “In your eyes”

Bronx Zoo! We saw so many fun things including elephants, tigers, snow leopards and more! We rode the monorail, had lunch and overall had an amazing time!

RAPP and the Crafty Clovers do the Ulster County Fair! Static exhibits, club murals, clothing revue, story hours, and the milkshake booth were the activities participated in. A week full of exciting happenings. The mural and other exhibits were picked for the New York State Fair!

Another day full of creativity and learning. Thank you to our two teachers and Woodstock School of Art for providing such enriching classes. Today we learned about clay sculpture with Tricia Cline and print making with Savannah Baker (a former 4-Her). A new experience that we all truly enjoyed.

What a day at Woodstock School of Art! RAPP was invited to take 4 classes. Today we did watercolor with Staats Fasoldt and Drawing Still Life with Keith Gunderson. It was a day full of learning new techniques and making beautiful art. We can’t wait to go back next week for sculpture and screen printing! A big thanks to Nina Doyle, Executive Director of the school and our wonderful teachers.

Another garden planted for the 8th consecutive year. The Sojourner Truth Memorial Community Garden is ready for the summer. Thanks to the hard work of some great kids. Stop by Ulster Family Courthouse to see the garden grow!

It’s always hard to say goodbye, but a handwritten note from a caregiver is a really nice way. Thank you for letting us help you and we wish you nothing but the best.

Congratulations Mckayla! Not only did you get to go to District (the next level of public presentations) on your FIRST presentation but you ROCKED it and received a BLUE ribbon!! So proud of your dedication to detail, commitment to quality, and your passion for teaching others. A stellar moment for the Relatives As Parents Program and you!! 👏🏻🙌🏻🤗

A big thank you to Planned Parenthood for hosting a Youth Ask Forum in Kingston that Teen RAPP was able to attend on March 16th. Music, dancing, information, and no judgements were just a few things the kids enjoyed that day. Mckayla won a beautiful orchid and Kevin won 85 dollars to Le Shag hair salon! Thanks again PPMHV!

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“No matter how different we are, there is always something that brings us together.” ~Mckayla 16 year old RAPP youth
Check out our “mock mural” painted by RAPP kids, Allison Solian, and artist Star Nigro! This is just the beginning, we will be starting a wooden moveable mural soon to be displayed on Earth Day 🌏 thank you to the Green Palette for donating their time to make the structure! Stay tuned for more mural updates.....

RAPP is reminiscing about our exciting trip to the Museum of Natural History before the holidays. Watch out for that whale! Have a happy snow day everyone.

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Off to NYC to visit the Museum of Natural History! Butterfly conservatory, Earth Flight 3-D movie, and planetarium show Dark Space are just a few of the sights seen today. Happy Holidays from your friends at RAPP!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Relatives As Parents Program! A huge success for our Crafty Clovers 4-H club apple pie bake sale! 34 pies in one afternoon thanks too many hands and hard workers! A big thank you to Dan Donahue for donating apples, Jim O’Connell for our crust recipe and helping construct the pies, Bread Alone for baking them for us and Cherries deli for the beautiful boxes! Have a fun and happy holiday everyone!

RAPP youth and caregivers having fun with team building activities at Ramapo Camp in Rhinebeck

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A fun filled day at the garden then to the Senate house to see the burning of Kingston encampment! Learning about history, blacksmithing, and lots of other things!

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Learning about nutrition in the garden from Katie Sheehan Lopez Eat Smart New York Educator. Weeding, harvesting, plant identification and watering. Not bad for a Saturday morning!

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Fun day at Six Flags Great Adventure with RAPP Caregivers and children! Swimming, roller coasters, water rides, and good company. Great memories made😊

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Having a resume writing workshop for Teen RAPP today! Getting older can be fun and exciting if you are well informed!

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RAPP at the Ulster County Fair! Teen RAPP kids making milkshakes all day Sunday to help Teen council and receive scholarships to Career Explorations at Cornell University next June. RAPP youth modeled for fairgoers, friends and Family on Saturda for the clothing revue. Kaylee performed her public presentation for fair goers on Wednesday on how to make a friendship bracelet. RAPP's crafty clovers 4-H club members entered exhibits in baking, photography, crafts, and woodworking! Busy week for a great group of kids! Three exhibits will be going to the New York State fair! Jasper's photo and Alyssa's photo and cake! A big hooray for Jasper and Isabella who helped photograph the 4-H auction this year also!

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A Clover Bud explains how she created her fairy garden

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Arianna showing CCE program educator Allison her gigantic zucchinis!

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We had tons of fun with our Nutrition Educators, Janie And Katiri, and our RAPP Outreach Coordinator, Cecilia, as we learned how to make corn husk dolls! The corn husks were taken from the corn sold at the CCE Snack Bar, donated by the Schoonmakers! Thank you for your donation!! #sharethefair#ulstercountyfair#fair#ulstercounty#newpaltz#fun#corn#farm#doll

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Our wonderful Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Outreach Educator, Cecilia, serving healthy fruit infused waters!

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County

We had tons of fun with our Nutrition Educators, Janie And Katiri, and our RAPP Outreach Coordinator, Cecilia, as we learned how to make corn husk dolls! The corn husks were taken from the corn sold at the CCE Snack Bar, donated by the Schoonmakers! Thank you for your donation!! #sharethefair#ulstercountyfair#fair#ulstercounty#newpaltz#fun#corn#farm#doll

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