77% of NYC high school graduates are unprepared for college academics.*
REACH is changing this, one student at a time.
REACH students demonstrate their commitment to academic rigor by taking Advanced Placement exams. Show REACH students that you support their efforts to prepare for college success. Make a tax-deductible donation to REACH today.
What we do REACH helps thousands of NYC high school students get into and succeed at college by offering them access to challenging academic work.
How we do it REACH offers Advanced Placement workshops, taught by national experts, to students and teachers. We reward students’ hard work by making incentive payments to those who pass the exams. REACH has awarded more than $2.6 million in merit scholarships directly to students. We’ve also donated more than $1 million in classroom grants to NYC schools. ___________ _______ ___________ _
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Our success Since REACH began, AP exams taken at our partner schools have increased more than 40%. Students who participate in the REACH Learn, Earn, Win! AP workshops are twice as likely to pass the AP exams as those who don’t. At only $265 per student, REACH is one of the most cost-effective ways to help students prepare for the rigors of college academics.
Advanced Placement AP classes are rigorous, college-level courses offered in high school. The AP exams, administered each May, test a student’s ability to perform at a college level. Success on AP exams is highly correlated with success in college and can be an important factor in college admissions decisions. ______ __ ______ ________
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REACH students REACH students attend 31 non-selective enrollment schools in New York City. They elect to take AP classes—which require significantly more work than a typical high school class—and they voluntarily attend REACH AP workshops on Saturdays. 42% of our students have annual family income of less than $25,000, many holding part-time jobs to contribute to their family’s income. Our scholarships not only help students to defray the cost of applying to and attending college, but they also show students that we value their commitment to academic success. _______ ____________________________ ____________________-___—___________ View the REACH partner school list.
You can help! Even small donations make a big difference to our students.
$10: Buys lunch for a student attending our AP workshop
$25: Covers the cost of AP course materials for a student
$50: Sponsors a student for 1 day of our AP workshop
$100: Sponsors a student for 2 days of our AP workshops
$150: Sponsors a student for all 3 days of our AP workshops
$500: Sponsors 1 classroom grant for student materials, such as graphing calculators or review guides
$2,500: Sponsors classroom grants for an entire high school
* Source: New York Times, 7 February, 2011, “Most New York Students Are Not College-Ready,” Sharon Otterman.