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



Free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday, 12:30-3:30pm. Offered in partnership with CORE Bay Area and open to the public. Located in the amphitheater behind our building. Health insurance not required. Citizenship and immigration status will not be asked. Schedule an appointment using or the QR code above!

2022 Winter Sessions

Each session is a 4-week set of after-school programs for middle and high school REACH Members. Each session includes an enrichment focus, health and wellness support, and academic assistance. 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 or calling. For details on Membership, 2022 workshop registration, or other services, please contact us at (510) 481-4551 and see our FAQs page.

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2022 Workshops are here! Winter Session 1 is January 10 – February 2, Winter Session 2 is February 7 – March 4, and Winter Session 3 is March 14 – April 8. Program hours are 3:30-6:30pm M/T/Th/F, and 1-4:30pm Wednesdays. See our Schedule 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!

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!

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.

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!!

Recreation – Join us in the gym, playing sports on good weather days, trying new activities, and getting some homework done! Try out volleyball, soccer, football, four square, and lots of other group games to get moving and make new friends.

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.

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.



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

youth served in 2019-2020

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