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

 

Announcement

Now Open: Fall Sessions 3 and 4

Give us a call and sign up for Fall! 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 or Fall programming and registration, please contact us at (510) 481-4551 and see our FAQs page.

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

Fall Session 3 is November 1 – November 24, and Fall Session 4 is November 29 – December 22. Program hours are 3:30-6:30pm M/T/Th/F, and 1-4:30pm Wednesdays. Many classes are offered in pairs on alternating daily schedules. See our Schedule for details.

GROUPS A1 & B1 (paired programming):

Media Arts (The Media Center)- Explore the possibilities of your own imagination, and express yourself while learning new art making techniques in digital arts media! The Creativity Experience will use digital arts and photography to explore storytelling. Unleash your creative potential! This integrated experience for members will include dedicated time and counselling for homework help, social & emotional support, and stress relief. This session will seek to support the variety of needs students express utilizing the resources at our disposal.

SII Program (Step Into It Program)- BACR’s Step Into It Program (SII Program) serves Members through its development trainings and 1:1 career coaching. Its mission is to promote the healthy development of youth and strengthen youth leadership. “Step Into It” encourages young people to step into their current season of personal and professional growth. The SII program offers trainings around self development to acquire in-depth understanding and awareness of the ‘self,’ and professional development trainings to help gain new skills, build confidence, and reach economic self-sufficiency. Our BACR team is here to best support those educational and employment needs.

GROUPS A2 & B2 (paired programming):

Visual Arts (The Works)- Explore the possibilities of your own imagination, and express yourself while learning new art making techniques in visual arts! The Creativity Experience will use paint, drawing, sewing and crafts to unleash your creative potential! This integrated experience for members will include dedicated time and counseling for homework help, social & emotional support, and stress relief. This session will seek to support the variety of needs students express utilizing the resources at our disposal.

Recreation- We will engage in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the week such as sports, fitness, water activities, and more. Play sports, spend time with your friends, get academic support, and participate in weekly tournaments. Come join us for some fun!

GROUP C (standalone program):

Coding Arts- Program 1 will teach students the fundamentals of programming. Students will learn program structure, loops, functions, and some basic data structures. We will introduce programming with p5.js, a Javascript library to create visual and interactive art. Then, students will be introduced to HTML and CSS. Their final project will be to create a functioning calculator app or something similar in complexity. Students will also learn the basics of git, a version tracking software, and GitHub to deploy their projects so they can be hosted on the internet.

GROUP D (standalone program):

Food Labs- Food Labs is a twice a week workshop in The Bite Café. Every Tuesday and Thursday, members explore various topics within food, while also getting hands-on culinary experience. This fall, participants are leading a research project, investigating the needs of their community and re-envisioning the role of food at REACH, ultimately leading to big changes in The Bite! Along with the research project, Food Labs has a weekly cooking class. Throughout the cooking class, students will learn the necessary safety procedures and skills to work in a kitchen, while also experimenting with new recipes every week, and even cooking for the rest of the youth center!

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