Reach Graduate to Attend Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki!


Congratulations to Luis J., Cohort 2015 M who will participate in the Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki! 

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki offers a select number of 11th-grade students the chance to live and work on a 400-acre saltwater peninsula, with the goal of exploring the natural world through rigorous courses in natural science, environmental issues, literature and writing, art, history, mathematics, and languages.

Maine Coast Semester is a rigorous academic program that challenges students’ thinking by engaging in activities that reflect the faculty’s goals for participants – Intellectual Engagement, Community Involvement, Articulate Expression, Sense of Place and Sense of Self.

The program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, approved by the State of Maine Department of Education, and is an associate member of The Association of Boarding Schools.


Reach Graduate to Attend F&M College Prep!


Congratulations to Lauren O., Reach Cohort 2014 L graduate who will participate in the Franklin & Marshal College Prep Summer 2017 program! 

F&M College Prep is a three-week residential liberal arts college immersion experience that brings together rising high school seniors from underserved communities around the country and offers them the affective experience of college with substantive courses taught by F&M professors and communal life in the residence and dining halls in Lancaster, PA.

Franklin and Marshall covers all program costs, including room, board, program materials and transportation expenses. Each student receives a stipend of $500 upon completing the program. Students live in campus residence halls with their peers and program staff. The student to staff ratio is 6:1.

With assistance from generous donors and collaborating partners, Franklin and Marshall covers all program costs, including room, board, program materials and transportation expenses. By the end of the program, F & M College Prep’s goal is for students to leave with a polished college application essay for the Common Application as well as the confidence to engage in a rigorous academic setting, interact with college professors, and be comfortable living away from home on a college campus. In addition, F & M College Prep continues to support students during their senior year in high school providing guidance as they progress through their college application and decision making process.

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Reach Student Named Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

Aissata Bah, Cohort 2016 N graduate, earned a 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program Scholarship. Aissata was one of the 70 winners among 1,000 applicants and is currently a 9th grader at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Phillips Academy Andover, a college preparatory day and boarding school, is the oldest incorporated high school in the US, established in 1778 and can boast that Paul Revere designed its great seal!

Reach for Excellence Stock Account

Reach for Excellence has a stock account managed by Merrill Lynch.  An individual who owns marketable securities that have a long term gain and wishes to gift them to Reach for Excellence, may be able to take the full fair market value of the security as a charitable deduction on his or her income tax return and avoid the capital gains tax. For more information on how to donate stock, contact Gigi Meyers at 770-936-6489 or