The City of Richmond REACH Program (formerly known as the Roving Leader Program) is comprised of two Youth Outreach Workers who aim to establish positive mentor relationships with low-asset youth, ages 13 to 18 years, and to connect young people with positive activities and appropriate services designed to positively influence and increase the 40 Developmental Assets.
The two Youth Outreach Workers work to connect unaffiliated youth with their community through social, recreational and cultural activities by developing meaningful relationships, meeting their needs and helping them discover their passions. Activities are a useful vehicle to providing real opportunities for learning and personal growth.
- Increase youth’s inventory of free-time experiences
- Increase youth’s perceptions that they are involved in experiences that are safe and meaningful
- Increase youth’s awareness of resources to help deal with difficult circumstances
- Increase motivation to stay in school/attend regularly
- Improve youth’s ability to make smart choices in relation to risky behaviours
- Increase youth’s trust and respect for themselves and others
- Increase youth’s citizenship, leadership and/or job skills
Any Richmond organization or agency can refer youth to our REACH Program. Those that make a referral are asked to complete a referral form (available below) prior to arranging a meeting with a Youth Outreach Worker and the youth.
For inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: The program is currently full.
For more information, please contact:
Youth Services Coordinator
Community Social Development