Module 9: Introduction to P-RAP

Listen to the Following Messages

Joseph Padilla-Talking about the P-RAP


Thomas Early-Talking about the importance of the P-RAP



  • 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 guide mentor responsibilities
  3. Increase post-residential accountability
  4. Help 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 Questions


Website – Goal Setting Guide: This website provides information about how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals.
PDF – Printable Goal Setting Guide: Handy, printable S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting guide.


Practice by setting three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself with 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?