The program provides outreach, individual guidance, group training and counseling in areas of educational planning, financial assistance for post-secondary training, and techniques to compensate for a handicapping condition in the classroom. The project also provides career assessments to heighten career awareness and offers opportunities to explore various career options.

The majority of services are provided on-site at the target schools within a classroom setting. Students and parents are also encouraged to make appointments at our UMass Boston campus office after school hours or during school vacation.

REACH also organizes a successful College Fair for students with disabilities, a six-week academic summer program, and two community service projects with students from our middle school program. There is also a middle school tutorial program to assist students with their academic skill development.

Middle School:

  • Career awareness counseling
  • Career speakers
  • Early college awareness
  • Self-esteem building
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Study skills
  • High school visits

High School Course Planning:

  • Career and educational counseling
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • College Admissions Assistance
  • Financial aid information
  • Peer counseling
  • College fairs and visits
  • Information about available community resources
  • Disability awareness and counseling

Potential Benefits include:

  • A chance to understand the value of a college or vocational education.
  • An opportunity to shape your own future.
  • The development of personal and academic skills.
  • Exposure to positive role models.
  • The opportunity to improve the quality of your life.
  • Familiarization with community resources.
  • Exposure to future careers.