WYP's REACH Fellowship

Resilience Education Adventure Community and Health


REACH prepares high school students for the future

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.

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.

REACH helps students

"REACH is always there for me. I feel like they never doubted our ability to be better than what we were. They always encouraged us to strive. Where we come from, not a lot of people believe in us, and for somebody to come in here and to say, ‘I believe in you, and I’m going to show you I believe in you,’ was something I really do feel like REACH has done for us.”