REACH 2020 Pandemic Garden in a Box Special Initiative

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INITIATIVES

As a growing youth-led organization, various mission-driven initiatives arise to address the immediate needs and interests of our refugee  families.

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND.

All refugee youth who participate in REACH receive support services to help them reach their potential and feel fully supported in all areas of their lives. A key component of REACH is to conduct home visits to meet with parents and participating youth and assess their progress in school, at home, and within their social networks. 

As a growing youth-led organization, various mission-driven initiatives arise to address the immediate needs and interests of our participating families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, REACH has facilitated virtual adventure camps, bike give-aways, college-readiness advising, and garden-in-a-box or camp-in-a-box projects. 

Pandemic Engagement -

Virtual Adventures

In an effort to safely engage youth and families during the COVID-19 lockdown, REACH hosted a series of online adventure sessions covering a variety of topics, including games and lessons in baking, body movement, coding, gardening, storytelling, and yoga.

Pandemic Engagement -

Bike Give-Aways

REACH facilitates bike and gear give-aways to participating youth and families who express a specific interest in furthering their outdoor experiences. During the pandemic, several youth received free bikes, helmets, and locks. 

Pandemic Engagement -

Garden-in-a-Box

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we invited REACH youths' entire households to participate in a joint effort to grow vegetables (tomatoes and green peppers), greens (swiss chard, kale, arugula), and herbs (peppermint, oregano, basil, cilantro) on their windowsills, porches, or backyards.

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