REACH Ashland Youth Center brings no-cost Recreation, Education, Arts, Career, and Health programs to empower youth ages 11 to 24 and no-cost child-care and food distribution services to support the Ashland community. REACH is sponsored by the Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, Alameda Health Care Services Agency.

Programs & Services

 

Announcements

Camp STAR 2022 Registration is Now Open for Summer!

Summer is almost here! Sign up for REACH Camp STAR by May 27th to reserve your spot. Space is extremely limited: 1st come, 1st served! Click the flyer below, download the form, print it, fill it out, scan it and email back to reach.socialmedia@acgov.org or drop off in person. Questions? Call us at 510-481-4551.

Free COVID Testing Every Wednesday!

Free and open to the public! No insurance needed. Citizenship and immigration status will not be asked.

2022 Summer Sessions are Open!

Each session is a 4-week daytime set of FREE programs for middle and high school REACH Members, and includes an enrichment focus, health and wellness support, and field trips. Meals and transportation included.

Summer Session 1 is 6/21/22-7/15/22; Summer Session 2 is 7/18/22-8/12/22. Programs run 11a-5p, M-F.

All youth 11-24 are welcome once they become REACH Members. Join now!

REACH Members can register for any open session in English or Spanish by filling out registration forms online, in person or calling. For details on becoming a Member, session registration, and exploring other services, please contact us at (510) 481-4551 or see our FAQs page.

Registro Gratis

CURRENT PROGRAMS

Spring Session 2 registration is now closed. Session dates are May 16th – June 10th. Program hours are 3:30-6:30pm M/T/Th/F, and between 1-6pm Wednesdays, depending on the class. See our Schedule for details.

Summer camp registration is open May 9th-May 27th. Limited slots available, so sign up right away! See Announcements section above for details.

The Creativity Experience: Visual Arts – Express yourself while learning new art making techniques in visual arts! The Creativity Experience will use paint, drawing, sculpture and crafts to unleash your creative potential! Integrated homework help and emotional support will ensure you’re getting all REACH has to offer!

Classes meet Mon/Tue/Thur 3:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1-5pm.

The Creativity Experience: Media Arts – Explore the possibilities of your own imagination, and express yourself with electronic tools! The Creativity Experience will use software and cameras to explore making music, art, memes, animation and more! Unleash your creative potential! Integrated homework help and emotional support will ensure you’re getting all REACH has to offer!!

Classes meet Tue/Thur/Fri 3:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1-5pm.

Step Into It (SII) – Join us in Step Into It to learn about and gain job readiness and life skills. Through our newly developed curriculum, you’ll learn how to become an asset rather than a liability in the workforce. You learn about your self-concept, your image of who you are, and skills/strategies on how to become a competent communicator. Overall, you work on developing a strong and positive you!

Classes meet Mondays and Tuesdays 4-6pm, Wednesdays 2-4:30pm.

Coding + VR – Play with Oculus Quest 2’s and enter the world of virtual reality! Students will learn the basics of programming languages HTML, CSS, and a JavaScript framework to create their own virtual worlds that they can access within the VR browser.

Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-6pm.

Recreation (Boxing) – Join us in the boxing gym to get moving and make new friends! Classes meet Wednesdays 2-4:30pm.

Movement ArtsJoin us for two opportunities, “Martial Arts and Self Expression” & “Music of the African Diaspora.”

The Martial Arts and Self Expression class focuses on Tai’Chi, Chi’Gung, Mindfulness, and fundamentals in Shaolin Gung Fu. 

From Africa to the Caribbean, the Music of the African Diaspora class is where young people will trace the evolution and innovation of African dance and drumming. Classes are high energy, inclusive of all levels, and they give ample opportunities for creative expression through dance, song, and instruments. 

Classes meet Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 3:30-6:30pm.

Point of ViewWatch movies and break them down together. Dive into discussions to share your opinions and hear from other REACH members. We will have homework time, movie viewings, discussions, readings, and the occasional craft project if the mood strikes.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm.

Food LabsJoin us in The Bite as we explore new recipes and familiar ones too, sharpening our cooking skills and trying new flavors. Along with training and gaining experience in the kitchen, this paid internship asks that you conduct a group research project aimed at improving the quality of life in our community. Together, we will research what changes can be made to The Bite to create and increase healthy communication and healthy eating in Ashland.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm.

Impact

ON YOUNG LIVES

REACH is creating a future where youth thrive, build
resilience, and become leaders.

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Where

16335 E 14TH ST, ASHLAND, CA 94578
PHONE: 855-757-5437