Teen Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring and Hope (Teen REACH)

Services and activities are provided during non-school hours to youth ages 6-17, when youth are most likely to get into trouble. Core services include activities geared toward improving academic performance, providing life skills education to prevent a range of risky behaviors, encouraging parental involvement, and recreation, sports, cultural and artistic activities to promote protective factor skill development. Positive adult mentors allow opportunities for participants to develop and maintain positive, sustained relationships with adults through one-on-one interactions Community service, although not a core service, is an important aspect of the program, and youth participating in Teen REACH programs must be given the opportunity to participate in a minimum of one community service activity each year.

Teen REACH programs are active in a wide variety of events and activities that reflect the programs' investment in the six core service areas of:

  • Improving educational performance
  • Life skills education
  • Parental involvement
  • Recreation, sports and cultural/artistic activities
  • Positive adult mentors
  • Service learning