Teen REACH (Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring, and Hope) is a comprehensive youth development initiative that provides after school program services to high-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 17.
Teen REACH programs are open 240 days a year for at least 720 hours during the high risk critical after-school hours. The core services provided are:
Improving Educational Performance
Includes time to do homework, tutoring in basic skills and enrichment programs that encourage creativity.
Individuals who allow opportunities for participants to develop and maintain positive, sustained relationships with adults.
Parents and guardians have opportunities to meet with staff to discuss their children’s activities and to participate in events that strengthen parent/child bonds and community involvement.
Recreation, Sports, Cultural and Artistic
Activities and arranging safe outlets for youth to try new skills and develop new interests, to build friendships, find their place in a group, and gain developmentally relevant experiences.
Education which encompasses training and education that promotes the development of healthy lifestyles, and encourages abstinence from risk-taking behaviors in the areas of alcohol and/or substance abuse, criminal activity, violence, and sexual activity.