What an immense honor and beautiful privilege it has been to be a part of your lives for the past five years! As college students, primed to graduate, the founders of REACH could not possibly have perceived the role that this organization would come to play in the triangle area. We set out to show that anyone could change the world; that all it takes is passion and a desire to create positive impact. Our project to build a single school grew into a movement to spread empowerment through education. Over the past 5 years we have met so many wonderful individuals, who have encouraged, affirmed, and inspired many through their dedication and passion for change. We have been able to build schools in East Asian, begin tutoring programs, host conferences, and cross-paths with some amazing leaders and globe changers along the way. We are so grateful for each and every one of these opportunities!
Throughout the past two years REACH has tried effortlessly to maneuver through structural changes, staff changes, and student turnovers. Perhaps our biggest obstacle came in the form of staff members no longer living in the triangle area. Without strong support on the ground, REACH has struggled to engage our students to continue creating the type of impact that we had hoped for.
After much consideration REACH has decided to henceforth discontinue all operations except for REACH Academy. We are excited to continue supporting our local community by providing youths with the tools to assist them in furthering their education through college, junior college, or vocational school.
Going forward REACH will become a subsidiary of our long-time affiliate and partner More Than Dance. Please visit their website at www.morethandancemtd.com/. I henceforth shall resign as CEO of REACH and assume the position of President of REACH Academy. I will also be joining More Than Dance’s Board of Directors.
We can not thank the community enough for the amazing ride that we have experienced over the past 5 years. It remains our hope that you will continue to seek out change through your passions; that you will never become passive, apathetic, or lethargic about creating a better world. May you seek to empower yourself and those around you. Remember, achievement is only limited by our aspiration! Be blessed!
On behalf of the REACH staff,
Andrew Poon, Chief Executive Officer
R.E.A.C.H. Relaying Empowerment – Anything Can Happen