(after-school program)

Road Recovery’s BASICTRAX is an afterschool program which offers young people an alternative tosinger a participating in risky behavior by giving them an opportunity to plan, create and present their own liveconcert events and high quality recording projects. Our creative mentors are entertainment industry professionals who have confronted and overcome personal adversities, share powerful stories of real life experiences to bring inspiration, knowledge, and guidance to the participants.


  • Is 14-25 years old
  • Has a willingness to explore his / her creativity as a means of positive change
  • Has caused parental concern and family conflict as a result of alcohol and drug use or other high-risk behavior
  • Has been exposed to and may be vulnerable to negative peer pressure
  • Under-functioning and under-achieving
  • May have mental and emotional issues

Previous creative experience is NOT required


Mondays: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Manhattan, NY (West 41st Street, near Port Authority)
Program Fee: $100 per 3 hour program session
Commitment: 3 months [Limited scholarships available]


Peer Support Meeting
Participants, staff & guest speakers share ups & downs of striving toward positive goals.

Business Meeting
Staff & participants collectively address selfgoverning aspects of the program & organize upcoming live performance events, recording sessions and other projects.

Creative Workshops
Staff & participants create & rehearse in preparation for scheduled live concert events and / or recording projects.

music instruction • songwriting • spoken word / poetry rehearsal, studio recording • project management / marketing • visual art & other creative expressions


An afterschool program in Manhattan for at-risk youth provides peer support & educational performance workshops

Empowers young people to withstand negative peer pressure

Encourages young people to build self-confidence

Offers mentorship by staff who have overcome similar situations

Teaches collaborative learning utilizing state-of-the-art equipment in a professional recording studio

Builds a strong peer support network – a youth culture embracing a healthy lifestyle

Provides a safe and confidential environment

Connects parents with local support networks, crisis intervention resources, and mental health professionals

BASICTRAX helps young people achieve their short and long term creative goals while affording them a positive experience that can make them feel proud. Having ownership of tangible results provides them the opportunity to develop self-esteem and life skills needed to withstand negative peer pressure.


Road Recovery provides educational/performance workshops, and peer support. Road Recovery and its TRAXPROGRAMS do not provide medical care or maintain protected health information for its participants.

Road Recovery is not a substance abuse / mental health / medical treatment provider