Module 9: Introduction to P-RAP

Listen to the Audio files below, which discusses the Post-Residential Action Plan for Cadet of the Youth ChalleNGe Program, and then complete the readings and activities that follow.

  • Audio:
    Joseph Padilla
  • Audio:
    Dave Van Patten
  • Audio:
    Thomas Early


  • Become familiar with the Post-Residential Action Plan (P-RAP)

Key Points:

The Post-Residential Action Plan (P-RAP) is a tool that supports the process of goal development and action planning for the Residential and Post-Residential Phases. Some programs have their own names for the Post-Residential Action Plan, including the “Cadet Action Plan” (CAP), or “My Action Plan” (MAP).

Regardless of name, the tool provides the roadmap to a Cadet’s success. The written plan, created by each Cadet, provides the Cadet with training in how to set goals and make plans while keeping ownership of their future. In short, the P-RAP is “the link between the ChalleNGe Program and Post-Residential success. The P-RAP servers four functions:

  1. Helps Cadets identify and obtain more durable placement
  2. Provide focus for mentoring relationships and guides Mentor responsibilities
  3. Increase Post-Residential accountability
  4. Helps Post-Residential staff to monitor placement activities, and work with Cadets in the Post-Residential Phase.

The Mentor should use the P-RAP as a basis for conversations with the Cadet, and use the plan as a guide in helping the Cadet succeed.


___ Review the Resources
___ Complete Activities
___ Complete the Module 9 Training Questions



  • Practice by setting three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself, in regards to your mentoring relationship. Also, be sure to consider the following:
    • Outcomes – What is your goal?
    • Methods – What are the steps necessary to achieve your goal?
    • Barriers – What might keep you from reaching your goal?
    • Resources – Who or what will support you in reaching your goal?
    • Strategies – What steps you will take to overcome what is keeping you from reaching your goal?

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