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Our Mission

The mission of R.E.A.C.H is to assure that public middle and intermediate school students are provided with an opportunity to participate in after-school programs; engaging them in a broad-base of programs and activities in the areas of academics, athletics, and the arts, so they can stay on track toward high school graduation and be better prepared for a successful future.

  • Continue the Department of Education’s vision of utilizing a school-community network approach to engage community-wide support and responsibility for our intermediate/middle school students’ education, health and well-being.
  • Provide students at all intermediate/middle schools within the State, the opportunity to participate in before- or after-school programs and improve outcomes in attendance, behavior, and course work/grades.
  • To help reverse the high school dropout crisis by stopping disconnection where it takes hold – in the middle school years.
  • Provide health, fitness, educational and social enrichment opportunities to intermediate/middle school students.
  • Help prepare them for high school, college, the workforce, and beyond.