The San Lorenzo Unified School District serves as the Core Lead for Education programming at the REACH Ashland Youth Center. The mission of the District is to work together with parents and the community to develop critical and creative thinkers who are knowledgeable, responsible, caring participants who contribute to a changing world. At REACH, classes and workshops are designed to strengthen educational support for youth and families and to nurture each individual’s unique talents and abilities in order to access their desired educational and career paths.
The current services provided by the Education program include:
Study hall & Homework help
The REACH study center offers core subject support and provides homework help for students in grades 7-12 as well as offers academic support to older youth, ages 18-24. The drop-in center will be a space for students to work independently or in groups and provides the opportunity for students to use laptops for research. Study hall is staffed by credentialed teachers and high school students. Hours are 4:00-7:00p.m. Study hall takes place in the Eden room.
Credit recovery & Credit Classes
CyberHigh is the online program offered at REACH to help students recover high school credits. A student must have failed the class in his or her school previously in order to re-enroll in it. The classes are self-paced and consist of lesson activities, quizzes and tests. A student must maintain a 70% in the class in order to pass it. Credit recovery classes are staffed by credentialed teachers who are there to support students as needed. There are attendance and behavior requirements and expectations for participation. In order to be considered for the class, students must sign up in the Education binder at the front desk and provide a counselor-approved transcript. Classes will take place in the Eden room. Class days and times vary depending on the session(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), but during the school year classes normally run from 4:30-7:00, while summer classes are separated into two classes daily which last up to 4 hours each.
College Information Resource Center & Workshops
In order to support students with achieving their goals of pursuing higher education, EAOP (Early Academic Outreach Program) is partnering with the education program to provide a college information resource center as well as college information workshops at REACH. EAOP is a state-wide college preparatory program sponsored by the University of California. For over 30 years, EAOP has helped students prepare for college by creating a community of young scholars and offering college-preparatory advising and academic enrichment opportunities. The mission of EAOP is to prepare students from under-resourced communities for admission to colleges and universities. College information workshops will include providing information about colleges, help with filling out applications and financial aid forms (FAFSA), offering scholarship information, etc. The EAOP counselor will be in the Resource center on a weekly basis and conduct monthly workshops throughout the year. Please see Calendar for exact dates and times.
SAT Prep Workshops
As the nation’s most widely used college admission test, the SAT is the first step toward higher education for students of all backgrounds. It’s taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities. The Education program has partnered with Sylvan Learning Center to conduct SAT prep workshops at REACH. Students who would like to enroll in the class should sign up in the Education binder at the front desk. Twenty-five (25) spaces are available per class. SAT workshops are held during the Fall and Winter. Please see Calendar for exact dates and times. Workshop space T.B.A.
Empowerment Workshop Series
Various youth and cultural empowerment workshop series will be offered throughout the year. These workshops will be geared to encourage the instinctive creativity and leadership potential of young people. Please see Calendar for exact dates and times.
The Parent Project
The Parent Project® is a parent-training program designed SPECIFICALLY for parents raising difficult adolescent children. The primary goals of the Parent Project® are to reduce family conflict, reduce juvenile crime, reduce recidivism and improve both school performance and attendance, the number one indicator of juvenile delinquency. The Parent Project meets once a week for 10 weeks from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with dinner provided. There are Spanish only classes as well as English only classes. Tuition is free; however there is a $25 materials fee. If interested in enrolling, please contact Linda Freccero at (510) 317-4763. Starting date T.B.A.
Questions or concerns regarding Educational programming and tutoring should be made to Angela Webster, REACH Educational Coordinator, email@example.com or 510-481-5026.