• Stories About REACH

    “REACH! Partnership School hit the target’s bull’s-eye. They know what the community needs, they know their students and they are proactive about making it all come together. We are quite happy that we have a partnership with REACH!”

    -- Christine A. Noya,

    Assistant Vice President for Experiential Learning and Career Services
    Stevenson University

    “The REACH! program is great. It provides the students with a lot of opportunity, but they need to be able to recognize that. As an advocate it is my job to be the student’s nurturer, mentor and counselor -- all rolled into one. For me the reward is seeing each student blossom from that first day of school to the last day and knowing that I had something to do with it.

    The REACH! program helps me fulfill my desire to help young people realize who they are and what they can do.”

    Danelle Pinder,

    Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville student
    REACH high school Advocate

    “This is our first year at the REACH! school. Although my daughter is interested in a career in acting or singing, my goal was to place her in a stable learning environment that would hold students responsible. In her old school she always came home filled with complaints.

    I’ve never seen her so happy about school. So far she hasn’t had one complaint! I think REACH! is an excellent school. When I came to the open house the staff talked about providing students with the opportunity to learn. With the advocate program I feel as though if my daughter needs some extra help she’ll get it and that means a lot to me.”

    - Monique Hawkins,

    Mother of 6th grade student Destiny Bailey
    Parent volunteer

     “This is my second year at REACH! I wanted to come to REACH! because I thought it was different. The teachers and principals are nice. The school is a little more strict than my old school, but not a lot. Most schools don’t give you that extra hour to get your homework done and usually no one is there in case you have problems. I like being able to go to an advocate.

    When I get to 9th grade I want to focus on construction. My Dad is in construction so that’s probably what I’ll do too. Right now my favorite subject is Math -- probably because I’m good at it.”

    -Alex Dawson, 12,

    Seventh grade student