Our 3 Areas of Programming
This year, our program initiative will strengthen and expand youth leadership and service-learning opportunities with participants living in under-resourced, rural communities. REACH participants are provided with three critical program components.
#1 Students Offering Support (SOS)
(1) Students Offering Support (SOS), interactive informal/non-formal learning,
resources, and training with local community leaders and experts; i.e. QPR suicide
prevention, building stronger mental health.
#2 Trainings and Support from Staff
(2) Youth-focused trainings & technical support from REACH staff to build
protective factors in youth and create group cohesion between REACH
#3 Out of School Programming
(3) Regular, organized out-of-school time learning opportunities (group mentoring) for all participants engaging in small and large group activities; plus, annual fundraising/community events supporting REACH Program.
This year, REACH launched its Youth Advisory Board (YAB). REACH’s YAB consists
of middle and high school youth from most Carlton County school districts. REACH’s Youth Advisory Board advocates the holistic support of young people, focusing on mental health, and seeks to create stronger youth-adult partnerships to improve experiences of young people in Carlton County. REACH’s YAB does this work by advocating for restorative practices and strengthen youth voices and actions to create systemic changes
that promote equality and equity to positively affect all youth in Carlton County.