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Mission Statement

To prepare girls and boys for adult life by providing fun and educational activities that teach life and social skills, good decision-making and otherwise broaden their horizons to empower them to be thoughtful and productive youth citizens.

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to the REACH FORWARD FOUNDATION

We are a 501(c)3 Mentorship Program for 6th-12th grade young ladies and gentlemen.

 
NEXT GROUP HANGOUT
 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
12:00-2:00 pm 
Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County
3535 N Western Ave, OKC
Now taking new 6th-12th graders.
Register your student here!
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November Hangout
Saturday, November 16, 2019
12:00-2:00 pm
This is our annual service project. We will serve lunch @ City Rescue Mission.

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NEWS UPDATES

09.21.19---New Family Orientation

We had a wonderful time with food and laughter as we reflected on all our adventures and what we accomplished last year. We also welcomed a wonderful new mentee and her family, Miss Elise! We are looking forward to continuing the work to come alongside parents/guardians to teach life skills, good decision-making and social skills to help form productive youth citizens!

08.24.19---The 6th Annual NO FEAR Ladies Conference benefiting Reach Forward Foundation was a great success once again. Several young ladies from Reach Forward were in attendance and 2 of them served as co-emcees. Stay tuned for the announcement of our fundraising total! Check out event photos here!

06.29.19---Great fun was had by all 17 teens and the parent volunteers who spent an entire day of water fun in nature @ Turner Falls (Davis, OK). To cap off the day, we visited Bedre Chocolate Factory on the way home to enjoy delectable treats that melt in your mouth!

05.25.19---School is out and it's time for some summer fun. We met as a group in the lounge section of Northpark Mall to practice our communication, teamwork and organizational skills as we worked through the logistics of our June Hangout (Bedre Chocolate Factory & Turner Falls). After our group planning session, we headed for a bit of movie fun at Northpark AMC. Check out a bit of our planning meeting here.

04.28.19---We partnered with Teri Walls of Master the Test to offer an information session to our Reach Forward Parents to help them help their children prepare for the ACT/SAT and overall college readiness. At the same time, our youth were working through ACT-type Math and English questions in the Boys & Girls Club computer lab. Check out the photos here.

03.19.19---This was the first college tour for many of our students. We had a great time touring Southern Nazarene University. Students and parents alike learned much about SNU as well as the overall college application process and student life. Thanks to this opportunity, we now have several students interested in attending Southern Nazarene. Check out the photos here.

Khiry

Joslyn'e

I'm excited to do concurrent enrollment at Francis Tuttle this year. I want to study engineering when I graduate from high school.

Taliayah

My mentor helped me with college planning and I earned a full-ride basketball scholarship.

It was a journey, but I finished high school and I'm ready to work on my future career.

The ABA Crew

We are the Reach Forward "boys crew" known as All Brothers Allowed. We enjoy learning and having fun together!

Check out the KOCO News 5 spotlight on the NO FEAR Ladies Conference benefiting Reach Forward Foundation, including a Parent Testimonial here!

IN THE NEWS ARCHIVES

 

02.16.19---Reach Forward took over the Oklahoma History Center. We had a wonderful time exploring all 5 galleries on a Selfie Scavenger Hunt! We may make this an annual event as it was so much fun! We thank the Inasmuch Foundation for making our trip possible through a special grant for schools and youth programs like ours. 

01.26.19---The first annual Ties to the Future event for our young men was a huge success with 20 boys and 20 business men showing up to teach young men how to tie a tie as well as present themselves respectfully and professionally. A HUGE THANKS TO GQ FASHIONS AND BOARDMAN, LLC for ensuring that each boy received a new tie.

12.15.18---We wrapped up 2018 with a fun, interactive Holiday Party! Check out the photo gallery.

11.17.18---Our first group service project @ City Rescue Mission was a win for all involved! See photos here.

10.22.18---We had an amazing session on "Unmasking Our Fears". Check out a video excerpt here.

9.22.18: First official Hangout-Vision Boards & Goal-Setting

8.4.18: Community Kick-Off Event

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Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

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WHO ARE WE

We are an Oklahoma City Metro Area-based mentorship program for 6th-12th grade girls and boys. We have an 8-member board of caring community members committed to this mission and purpose of developing healthy, happy young people.

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