Reach Out – Afterschool Program

Reach Out offers youth leadership programs that teach youth strong character, perseverance, team work, conflict resolution and creativity.  Reach Out youth leaders have used their leadership skills to excel in school, go on to college and give back to their communities. Reach Out’s programs support our youth, their families and our communities!

Some of the programs offered have been:

Environmental Prevention, — West End Gangs and Drugs Task Force and the Fontana Community Coalition Our Environmental Prevention program seeks to change social norms, attitudes, and beliefs around substance use through community building, media, policies and ordinances, and physical designs. Currently partnered with cities including Ontario, Fontana, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Montclair and Upland.

Deferred Entry of Judgment Program – PC1000 Reach Out offers a court-mandated program that provides an alternative to incarceration for first-time drug offenders. On completion of this 16-week program, charges are dismissed after an 18 to 24 month probationary period. Enrollment is by appointment ONLY Please contact Sharon to set up an appointment | 909.982.8641

Youth for Change — After School Programs with Exploring Health Careers and Friday Night Live Youth for Change is an after school and summer comprenhensive youth development program which provides teens the opportunity to develop resiliency and life skills necessary to promote positive life choices. Currently this program is offered at several middle schools, the Family Resource Center in Rancho Cucamonga and at the Renacimiento Center in Pomona. Each program day, Youth For Change focuses on one of three modules: Friday Night Live (High School) and Club Live (Jr. High) builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. This program is an after school program at Rancho Cucamonga Middle School in Rancho and at four middle schools in the Ontario Montclair School District. Exploring Health Careers is a hands-on learning program designed to expose students in our community to the various health care professions they can pursue in the future. The Academy aims to address the shortage of minorities in the medical field serving as primary care physicians, public health practitioners, nurses and other health professionals. Healthy Lifestyles integrates many important topics for teens including substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, college preparation, career training, arts, sports and nutrition.

Student Assistance Program (SAP) — helping students to succeed in school through life skills development SAP is a comprehensive group counseling program, utilizing research-based curriculum, focused on the prevention of alcohol and drug use among youth. Students are referred by their school counselors and/or teachers dependent on characteristics and behaviors which may be preventing them from reaching their full potential in school. The focus of each group is to build resiliency by providing students with the necessary skills to be successful in school. Group topics target specific needs such as: anger management, grief and loss, self-esteem, motivation, substance abuse, coping skills and divorce. Students are provided outside referrals if more support is needed. SAP is offered at select schools: Chaffey Joint Union High School District: Montclair High School, Ontario High School, Valley View Continuation High School Ontario-Montclair School District: Serrano Middle School, Vernon Middle School, Ray Wiltsey Middle School, Vina Danks Middle School, Oaks Middle School, DeAnza Middle School Rialto Unified School District: Morgan Elementary, Bemis Elementary, Curtis Elementary, Werner Elementary

Tobacco Awareness Program (TAP) — for high school students to quit smoking TAP is an eight session program designed to help high school students quit smoking. This program is led by student peers who facilitate the sessions with a prevention specialist from Reach Out present in an advisory role. TAP is presently offered at all high schools in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, as well as Upland High School. Through TAP, Reach Out is able to offer smoking cessation services to over 600 high schoolers each year.

Project ALERT — drug prevention and awareness for middle and junior high grades.

Contact: Reach Out
1126 W. Foothill. Blvd. Suite 150
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 982.8641