Reach is currently preparing for an amazing nature program that will take place in Yellowstone in the summer of 2017. Angela Gilbert, the founder of The Reach Program, talks about this exciting news:
"I believe that it's in nature that our spirits really open up. We are able to leave many parts of our outside lives behind and come at things with a different perspective. Yellowstone has always been a magical place for me and has so many amazing places and things to see! I know that it will provide the perfect place for these teens to open up, get in touch with who they really are, and begin to love and trust themselves."
For more information about our Nature Programs of 2017, please contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reach Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides community stewardship in organizing activities, education, service, and support to children in need with a special focus on children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect, and children who suffer from depression or suicidal ideations. Our goal is to inspire children to REACH for all they deserve in life by educating and empowering them to create a bright future, filled with purpose and self-love.
What We Do!
The Reach Program brings the community together to create peace in the lives of our youth. By educating them and providing them with a tool box full of coping skills, acceptance, love, and inspiration, we assist them in taking on the rest of their lives with boundless courage and strength. We also know that us, the adults, have not been armed with this courageous tool box either and we know that educating our adults is imperative to conquering what we are facing with our children.
Through our Teen Skill Classes and Suicide Prevention Classes, we will build a solid foundation for our children to build upon as they move into adulthood. We will teach and create empathy, acceptance, compassion, and love, not only for others, but especially for ourselves. It's just how we roll at The Reach Program!
With the number of suicides on the rise, we need to be vigilant in getting the word out that there is hope! Suicide is not the only solution to the problem. There are many others in the community that have won this same battle and are now ready to fight for our youth right alongside them. It's going to take a collective effort of our community coming together as one to end the stigma of mental health and save our children!
We provide activities, entertainment, service, and support to some of our most vulnerable population (youth of abuse) at the Salt Lake County Youth Homes. These youth are in state's custody, waiting for a foster home. They deserve their community to support them through the difficult times they did not choose to have. Some might say that material things don't matter but to a youth that has nothing, it will matter more than you can imagine. It says, "We know you are hurting and we want you to know that you deserve more than life is giving you right now. You have true value to us and to this world."