The REACH Fellowship is an experiential education program for motivated high school students from California's Santa Barbara County that prepares them to take control of their future. REACH (which stands for Resilience, Education, Adventure, Community and Health) works with students to develop skills so they can take control of their lives as they transition from high school to college. Making the right decisions during this transition can be frustrating, confusing, and at times lonely. The REACH Team and its community partners work to provide REACH Fellows with the resources and connections they need to make informed decisions.
Fellows are accepted during their junior year in high school and remain in the program for 2.5 years, through their first year of post secondary education. During the school year, students participate in programming that focuses on skill building opportunities for post secondary education, career exploration, outdoor adventure education, personal development, food and financial literacy, and community involvement.
By participating in this program, students commit to themselves, their families and REACH that they are willing to put in the time and energy to explore their potential and strive to achieve their goals. Once accepted into the program, fellows receive a scholarship for 2.5 years, making all events free of charge.
The application window is now closed. Please check back with us after August 1st in order to apply for next years cohort. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your interest in the REACH Fellowship.