Who We Are.

Our Mission.

Inspiring leadership, academic success, and connections among refugee youth through active dynamic learning outside the traditional classroom.

Our Vision.

Building a sense of place (a connection to self, others, and the environment) and learning through an engaged network of refugee youth, their families, and adult mentors.

Our Purpose.

REACH aspires to:

  • Build leadership skills

  • Enhance outdoor experiences

  • Reduce youth isolation

  • Expand family activities

  • Build practical science & research skills

  • Provide career development

With long-term objectives to:

  • Improve health and fitness and demonstrate the benefits of healthy lifestyles by teaching transferable outdoor habits and skills through meaningful experiences.

  • Foster lasting networks of community and cultural connections by enriching relationships among diverse groups.

  • Provide stepping stones for higher education and careers in natural resources, the arts, or the sciences.

  • Enhance knowledge and leadership growth among various age groups, increasing competitiveness for careers in natural resources, the arts, or the sciences.

  • Develop awareness and sense of stewardship for public lands among newcomer populations.

Email us at reachinchicago@gmail.com or check us out on Facebook

REACH is recognized as a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organization.