R.E.A.C.H. Program

Does your youth have unmet academic needs? Would you like to see consistent academic success? Would you or your youth like to cultivate a growth mindset, have motivation for success, and experience higher earning potential in employment? If so, you need R.E.A.C.H.!

R.E.A.C.H. is a one-of-a-kind academic and employment readiness program that includes positive mental health, emotional and social skills, and “learning to earn” strategies that result in academic achievement and employment – for youth and parents! Reach For Youth is committed to doing the following for the success of you and your youth: 

• Removing Barriers – to school attendance and participation, and barriers to your own economic growth 

• Teaching Essential Skills – teaching essential mental health skills necessary for personal success

• Education for Employability – successful completion results in guaranteed interviews for employment and/or paid internships, and pathways to successful graduation 

• Positive behavioral management strategies to reduce harm and crime –giving youth opportunities to engage in positive peer experiences, learn leadership skills, and contribute back to the community 

• Connect current interests and talents to future career development for technical training or college 

• Meet immediate needs for goal attainment related to education and employment

Education & Training services

We offer trainings, and workshops and are available for speaking engagements on trauma-informed care, family systems, parent-child relationships, and other topics. Please contact
Denise Senter for further information. dsenter@reachforyouth.org

The R.E.A.C.H. Program

As an 8th grader or high school student enrolled in this program, you will attend a 10-week motivation and mental health-based group program while also participating in individual counseling tailored to your specific needs. As a parent engaging in this unique multi-generational experience, you will participate in a specialized group with other parents working on your own career and individualized needs through an online platform and through discussions.

What To Expect...

As an 8th grader or high school student, you will attend bi-weekly 90-minute group sessions focusing on crucial topics such as self-efficacy, managing anxiety and daily stressors, and launching a career presented in an engaging and exciting format for a total of 10 weeks. These sessions will be paired with customized individual counseling to address deeper needs linked to topics explored in the group as well as any additional support you might need.

For Parents - R.E.A.C.H.

As a parent participating in the R.E.A.C.H. program in tandem with your youth, you will have access to an online portal with valuable resources and video content on personal growth and career development. This will be paired with ample opportunities to seek support from Reach For Youth staff and engage with discussion opportunities.

What People Say About R.E.A.C.H.

"R.E.A.C.H. improves social interaction and teamwork. It teaches you life lessons and lessons that school should be teaching us about how to succeed - with easy tips and tricks on studying, reading, staying organized, and much more."
age 18
“I think the biggest benefit I have from R.E.A.C.H. is that I’ve picked up on Self Efficacy. This allows me to believe in my own ability to control my emotions or actions.”
age 18
“The R.E.A.C.H. Program has really helped Andrea grow in soooo many ways...Before [R.E.A.C.H.,] Andrea spoke her mind whether or not it was wanted. Now she is considerate of how it will make the other person feel. I also feel as if she takes her schooling more seriously[.] I love her teacher... She now looks forward to her future versus the here and now…Andrea[‘s] whole thought process has changed. Thank You R.E.A.C.H. Program.”
Program Parent
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