I have not seen my child this happy in a long time. She came out of (REACH Mentorship) grinning from ear to ear both days and is redecorating her room with the artwork she has made with (her Mentor). She is just a total bundle of glee. To be able to share this time with a mentor one on one makes her feel special and accepted and like she’s part of something awesome. (Her Mentor) seems like such a super kid...Thank you SO much for making this possible. It’s an experience that will be priceless to her, I can tell.
— Parent of REACH Mentee

By being involved in your program, you have saved some of our kids! Thank you so much!
— Newtown School Administrator

You are here for me when I’m lonely. You celebrate my accomplishments. You help me create new friends. You are my hero. Thanks, REACH!
— REACH Mentee

We have noticed such positive change in our son over the past year. We know that his involvement in REACH was the catalyst for that change.
— Parent of REACH Mentee

My son was initially hesitant about the program and has repeatedly told me that he’s so happy that he’s in it now. His confidence when walking out (of Mentorship) is noticeable. Thank you so much!
— Parent of REACH Mentee

You have an amazing program and are doing so much good for the kids in our town. Tons of appreciation for all you do!
— Newtown School Educator

It was really touching to hear the sentiments of a mother who sees the impact the REACH program has on her son. And of course particularly special to know that our son is a part of that.

Thanks for all the great work you do. REACH is so powerful and far reaching. I don’t know who benefits more; the mentee or the mentor.
— Parent of REACH Mentor

(Our Son) loved his first session at REACH. We are so happy to be able to take part in your program. Thank you all so much for all your hard work!
— Parent of REACH Mentee

After attending the REACH Summer Camp, (my daughter) now sees herself as someone who’s important in the world.

Wow! These people can make so much change in a short period of time! If the program could expand, it would make the world a better place!
— Parent of REACH Mentee

It’s like we’re part of one big family at REACH!
— REACH Mentee

REACH has been the only activity that has consistently engaged (our son) and one of which he is thrilled to be a part. The mentors he has worked with have had an incredible impact as they have built his character and now he aspires to one day become a REACH mentor.
— Parent of REACH Mentee

There has been so much sadness and loss surrounding (my son)...to see his, and the other kids, huge smiles and excitement during his time at REACH summer camp fills my heart with joy.

I am forever grateful for REACH...You have all made a huge, positive impact on my little boy.
— Parent of REACH Mentee

My son’s anxiety level reduced this Winter and I’m sure...it has to do with his enrollment at REACH and the sense of feeling connected with both the program, community, and especially his mentor. Thank you!
— Parent of REACH Mentee

For us everything about the REACH program has been positive!

(Our son) has been involved with REACH for four years now and we could not even explain in a few sentences what an enormous impact REACH has had on him...My husband and I have seen such an enormous amount of growth in (our son). He literally went from being this shy, unconfident, scared, nervous little boy who struggled horribly in school both academically and socially to four years later being a confident, strong, loving more outgoing young man who loves school, has friends and academically is doing better then we could have ever imagined he would!

We owe so much to REACH, it is a one of a kind program that we have seen work first hand.
— Parent of REACH Mentee

(My son) and I just watched (the REACH Summer Camp Video) together and he couldn’t stop smiling and telling me stories from camp. Thank you so much for all you and the team do. Reach is truly amazing!
— Parent of REACH Mentee