Road Recovery’s BASICTRAX is an afterschool program which offers young people an alternative to 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.
Staff & participants collectively address selfgoverning aspects of the program & organize upcoming live performance events, recording sessions and other projects.
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