Community Game Changer Award
Reaching for the Stars provides mentorship, life skills, early intervention and prevention programming to students who are vulnerable to educational decline, teenage parenthood and/or juvenile delinquency. We utilize the mentor/mentee relationship to serve as a buffer to negative outcomes. The strategy at Reaching for the Stars is to expose students to opportunities that will encourage their dreams beyond their environment, and equip them with the tools necessary for transition into adulthood.
Our mission is to improve the academic achievement, self-esteem, social competence, avoidance of problem/high-risk behavior, and create health and fitness awareness by providing a relationship with a caring life skills coach who works to help youth achieve their potential.
Cultivating positive youth development to enhance the ability of young people to manage adversity, and to tap into their ability to reach their full potential.
Reaching for the Stars mentorship and life skills programming empowers families and youth with the factors that promote resiliency in the face of adversity and traumatic stress. Reaching for the Stars fosters collaborative efforts with other non-profit organizations to enhance our organizational capacity to build relationships with youth in the community. Our aspiration goal is to develop relationships that will inspire and encourage our youth to reach their highest potential.
Skills & Drills
Faith + Work Ethics = Success