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R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) is a statewide non-instructional hours initiative of Lt. Governor Shan S. Tsutsui.
The middle school years are a critical time in a child’s life where disengagement can start to take hold. The stakes of disengagement are high. In Hawaii, 17% or 36,474 youth are alone and unsupervised and responsible for taking care of themselves after school . After school hours are the peak time for kids to commit crimes or become the victim of crimes . Hawaii middle school aged students account for nearly 50% of all first time juvenile arrests . Hawaii’s High School graduation rate is 82% . Once students disconnect, recruitment and retention programs require stronger, more persistent outreach and more long-term participation. Juvenile crime, drug rehabilitation, counseling and other forms of intervention result in high costs to families, loved ones and the taxpayer. Launched in 2013 by Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui, the mission of R.E.A.C.H. or the Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health Initiative is to assure that public middle school students are provided with an opportunity to stay engaged through participating in high quality youth development activities and after-school programs that are focused on education and academic enrichment, athletics and active healthy living, and culture and the arts that keep students active, healthy, contributing and on track towards high school graduation, college, career, and ultimately, a better quality of life.
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SAVE THE DATE! R.E.A.C.H. Out is holding its annual fundraiser on June 28, 2014 at the Pagoda Restaurant. Proceeds from the event will go towards R.E.A.C.H. after-school programs for middle/intermediate school students. The evening will be filled with ono food from notable local chefs and restaurants along with top-notch entertainment.