- 2007-2008: REACH Program is implemented
- Currently today: 62 schools have inquired and/or implemented REACH as a means of support and intervention emotionally, socially, and academically. (States: MN, SD, Wisconsin, California, Georgia, New York, Texas)
- REACH events: Spooky Sprint, Chad Greenway’s Day to REACH, Holiday Outreach Celebration, REACH Conference
- Community Service projects: HOPE Drive, Toy Drive, Parks & Recreation, moving residents, Feed my starving children
- REACH Gives scholarships awarded: 45 (The REACH Gives scholarships began initially at $500.00, with the community support, REACH Gives scholarships are now $2500.00 each year up to 4 years)
Course passage rates:
Prior to REACH, students passed 25.5% of their classes
- 2007-08 School Year:
-1st TRI: REACH Students passed 62% of their classes
-2nd Tri: REACH Students passed 78% of their classes
-3rd Tri: REACH Students passed 82% of their classes
- 2015-16 School Year:
-1st Tri: REACH Students passed 91.3% of their classes
-2ndt Tri: REACH Students passed 91.6% of their classes
-3rd Tri: REACH Students passed 93.5% of their classes
- 2019-20 School Year:
-1st Tri: REACH students passed 91.5% of their classes.
-3rd Tri COVID / Distant Learning: REACH Students passed 85.4% of their classes.
- 2021-2022 REACH is implemented at the Middle School:
–1st Tri: MS REACH students passed 93.6% of their classes
-2nd Tri: MS REACH students passed 94.6% of their classes
-3rd Tri: MS REACH students passed 96.2% of their classes (6th graders-100%)
The success of REACH began with an out of the box approach from ISD 423 Administration to connect with a population of young people searching for a “sense of belonging.” A “Safe Place” was created for ALL students who wanted / needed to be seen, heard and cared for unconditionally. On a personal level, this school district wrapped its arms around a young man who came to school to be safe. As a 51-year-old man, that child, that student inside is driven to give back and more. TOGETHER, an impact has been made, but WE have more work to do.