What We Offer
Reach Out offers youth leadership programs that teach youth strong character, perseverance, team work, conflict resolution and creativity. Time and time again 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!
Community engagement and advocacy bring together concerned neighbors, community organizations, and government to help young people stay away from risky activities such as gangs, drug, and alcohol abuse.
Just a Few of Reach Out’s Programs
Our Mentoring program is a proactive approach to help at-risk youth in the Inland Empire and the Pomona Valley.
With the support of our Mentors and Mentoring staff, we work towards building up each child to achieve success at the highest level possible.
Through these interactions with our students, our mentors provide positive support and encouragement to deal with, and overcome, the challenges our youth face in their lives.
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.
We are currently partnered with cities including Ontario, Fontana, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Montclair and Upland.
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
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
ASCENT — for high school students to quit smoking
ASCENT 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.
ASCENT is presently offered at all high schools in Chino. Through ASCENT, 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.
Project ALERT is a drug prevention and awareness program for middle and junior high grades. It has been designated an exemplary model program by both the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Proven results show the reduction in marijuana initiation, decreased current and heavy smoking, reduced pro-drug attitudes and beliefs, success in helping smokers quit; proven effectiveness for both high and low risk adolescents. The goal of Project ALERT is to reduce the use of those dangerous substances by keeping nonusers from trying them and by preventing nonusers and experimenters from becoming regular users through a variety of teaching techniques.
Taught during the 7th grade, Project ALERT is a 10 week program which is a fully validated and scientific-based substance abuse prevention and awareness program based on the social influence model. Project ALERT targets those drugs first used most often by middle school youth: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and inhalants. Students are taught through role-playing and other methods how to resist peer pressure, internal pressure and are given up-to-date information on these substances and why they are harmful. This program also includes 3 booster lessons for 8th graders. Reach Out currently provides this program to all 7th and 8th grade students at Pioneer and Upland Jr. High schools; servicing over 2,000 students annually.
Reach Out offers numerous programs which are unique to the youth, volunteers and policy makers in our community!
Youth Grantmakers (YGM) is an innovative process to help cultivate young philanthropists who will follow the traditions of giving and serving their community throughout their lives. Reach Out and The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have partnered to stimulate the development of youth as change agents in the community and inspire a lifelong interest and commitment to others.
As a group, Youth Grantmakers learn about the non-profit sector, the role of nonprofits in addressing community needs, and an understanding of how economics have an effect on their delivery of services to people in need. This group of youth acts as an advisory committee and makes all decisions based on group consensus, with adults acting in an advisory role.
The YGM conduct their own county needs assessment, develop funding priorities based on the assessment, prepare Requests For Proposals, submit it throughout the community, review grant applications and decide on whom to fund. Once a funding decision is made, the youth host an award ceremony, distribute grant awards, and follow up with the agencies through site visits and grant reports. Their goal is to ensure that they are truly impacting youth and the community.
Youth Grant Makers Application Form
For more information on REACH OUT programs, please contact us at 909.982.8641