Get to know the Reach for the Future! program

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A huge THANK YOU to Zak! Designs for providing each of our student with water bottles. They can now stay hydrated and focused.


Reach Summer Program

Reach will be meeting every Wednesday throughout the summer on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30am. Bring a book, bring a friend, or just come for the donuts and good company. We will begin on Wednesday June 22nd. See you there!!

Thank you to everyone who supported Reach at our 10th annual Jeans and Dreams Auction. It was another huge success, raising more than $100,000 with over $60,000 going directly to the student scholarship fund. Our guest speakers, Megan and Tara, who have been lunch buddies for 7 years, were dynamite, and our student helpers were excellent as well.

Thank you to those of you who registered for the 10th annual "Jeans and Dreams" Auction. Registration is now closed.

Our students had a blast "jumping" into Spring Break with a Reach for the Future! get together at GetAir Trampoline Park! We also collected several pounds of food that we donated to 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Please join us on Thursday May 19th for Reach for the Future's 10th annual "Jeans and Dreams" Auction, which includes drinks and dinner. The auction will be held at the Charlotte Y Martin Center on the campus of Gonzaga University. Online registration will be available soon.

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Please nominate Reach for the Future! for "Who do you love" contest for non-profits to receive $5,000 from Spokane Teacher's Credit Union.

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On to High School

Congratulations to all of our students who have been promoted to high school! It's been a great 7 years with the students and I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

Our 9th annual "Jeans and Dreams" auction was another huge success! Reach! netted over $100,000 for the first time ever! Over $70,000 was raised for the Reach! student scholarship fund. Thank you so much to everyone for your continued support of Reach! and for making this event a night to remember.

Thank you to the 5 seniors at Rogers who took the time to come and talk to our Reach students last Thursday about high school. They were able to provide a small glimpse into what high school might look like for our soon-to-be freshman students, calmed many fears, and they provided valuable advice.

We had a great field trip to the NEWTECH Skill Center this week. The students got to tour all of the career programs the Skills Center offers. Some of the favorites were Animal Science and Video Game Design. Although our students can't attend the Skills Center until their junior or senior year in high school, they do offer 2 week summer programs for students entering the 9th grade.

Hello Reach for the Future! Friends and Supporters:


Please nominate Reach for the Future! for "Who do you love" contest for non-profits to receive $5,000 from Spokane Teacher's Credit Union.



It's here, #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. We know there are many organizations worthy of your generosity, and Reach for the Future would be honored to be your organization of choice. You can donate through our website under the "About" tab, or as you shop Amazon Smile for those Holiday gifts you can designate Reach for the Future as your charitable organization.

Wishing the best of luck to our students on the first day of school! Just a reminder we won't start Reach until Sept. 22 so I can have a little extra time with my little man. Have a great Labor Day! I miss everyone and am looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Amazon will now donate to Reach for the Future! on your behalf just by shopping! If you sign up at and enter Reach for the Future as your charitable organization Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. It's really quick and easy and another great way to support our students. Thank you!


Field Trip to WSU

Our annual college field trip this year was down to Washington State University. Our students spent the morning hanging out with the animals at the Vet Teaching Hospital. Then, they got to experience what college dining was like at the Southside Cafe for lunch.


It's A Boy!

Students hiding as they wait to surprise me

I couldn't have had a better end to my school year than having a baby shower thrown for me by my wonderful students. With my eyes closed I am led into an eerily quiet room and asked to sit down. As I open my eyes students and program volunteers flood from under desks and behind white borads, screaming, "SURPRISE!" What a surprise it was!!


This is just a reminder that there will be no Reach afterschool the week of May 26th-May 30th due to our annual auction. We will resume the week of June 2nd-6th for our last week of the afterschool program for the year.