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REACH Program

The REACH Program was created in 2018 as part of a two-year grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation that will allow programming started under the defunct Carrera Program to continue through the 2019-2020 school year.

Union discontinued the Carrera Program at the end of the 2017-2018 school year after the loss of substantial federal grants. 

Given the difficult state and federal funding outlook, Union designed the REACH program with a smaller budget that will continue to support students, who were enrolled in the fomer program, from eighth through 12th grades.

Union pulled elements from the Carrera experience including mental health services, sex education, and kept many staff in similar roles. The REACH program was offered to all students, who were enrolled in the Carrera Program. Letters were sent to families explaining changes in March 2018

Program Structure

*as of Summer 2018

High School Grades 10-12

All REACH students will have access to one-on-one and small group mental health, reproductive health counseling, and resource connection.  A High School REACH college and career specialist will assist students and parents with the high school graduation, career planning, and postsecondary entry process. No elective will be offered at the high school.

Freshmen

One Strategies for Success elective will be offered, taught by the academic specialist, with weekly lessons on social-emotional development and sex education. Students in the program who do not take the elective will still have access to staff and services.

All REACH students will have access to one-on-one and small group mental health, reproductive health counseling, and resource connection.

Eighth Grade

One Strategies for Success elective will be offered, taught by the academic specialist, with weekly lessons on social-emotional development and sex education. Students in the program who do not take the elective will still have access to staff and services. All REACH students will have access to one-on-one and small group mental health, reproductive health counseling, and resource connection.