Reach! Partnership Schools

PARTNERSHIP PROFILE

Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Directly check on the well-being of youth and families

Description: 

REACH! engages with multiple aspects of the community to facilitate positive mental health and physical wellbeing of staff, students and families. REACH! runs a social-emotional session for staff on Zoom, where they do breathing exercises and check in with each other. They run several other social-emotional programs during the week for students. For fun — and a break from the loneliness and drudgery of staying at home — a school monitor who also happens to be a DJ runs an hour-long virtual dance party every Wednesday. REACH! also partners with local community organizations to provide a fresh produce farmers market on Saturdays and is a COVID testing site for the community.

Web site: https://www.reachpartnership341.org/mental-health-partners.html

Lead organization partners: REACH! Partnership Schools, Community Schools, Civic Works

Kinds of organization: Community-based Non-profit Organization, Faith-based Non-profit Organization

Participant population: Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12)

Youth development support targetted: Health Education/Healthy Behaviors/Healthy Routines/Nutrition, Mental Health/Wellness/Mindfulness

Primary funding source: Individual Contributions, Private Philanthropic Foundation

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SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE

Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Maryland

Total capacity: 545

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance

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Contact information: 

James Gresham
443-642-2291

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