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

Free COVID-19 Testing Every Wednesday, 12:30-3:30pm

Offered in partnership with CORE Bay Area and open to the public, REACH is hosting free COVID-19 testing weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30pm. Located in the amphitheater behind our building! You do not need health insurance. Citizenship and immigration status will not be asked.

Schedule an appointment using

https://bit.ly/corereachtest

or the QR Code below:

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.

Free Registration
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CURRENT PROGRAMS

Fall Session 3 is November 1 – November 24, and Fall Session 4 is November 29 – December 23. Program hours are 3:30-6:30pm, M – F. 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.

PPD (Personal and Professional Development)- This session’s cohort will gain essential job-readiness skills through professional development training and learn more about the basic introductory components of financial literacy in order to best support their entrepreneurship journey. Topics covered in PPD Training include professional communication, cultural diversity, time management, and public speaking. The entrepreneurship curriculum will cover topics including creation of an idea, establishing a business plan/model, seeking out seed money to finance their goal and ultimately pitching their model to potential investors.

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):

Seed 2 Seed- This program is a paid internship where Members learn all about the local food economy, make delicious dishes, and earn money along the way!

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