Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Directly check on the well-being of youth and families
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.
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
SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE
Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year)
Total capacity: 545
Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance
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