The mission of REACH is to promote the Recognition and Experience of Asian Cultural Heritage by reaching out to the Central Florida community. REACH provides many wonderful programs to foster young leaders in the Central Florida community through cultural performances, festival activities, and volunteer opportunities.
REACH brings Asian high school students associations together in making a concrete difference in the Central Florida community. REACH trains young leaders and provides personal growth to members through event planning, presentations and community outreach. REACH provides a social and flexible environment for those members who are interested in getting involved, build friendships and level up their skills.
Toy Drive 🎄
Although REACH will not be volunteering at United Against Poverty this year because of COVID-19, we are still raising toys and donations for them and would love any contributions! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or @reachocf on Instagram if you would like to donate and brighten up someone's holiday :)
NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) has teamed up with REACH to provide workshops for high-schoolers regarding topics about representation, leadership, mental health, and many others! We are so thankful for this opportunity so please contact us (either email or Instagram) if you are interested in joining one!
New Blog Posts!
November 2020 Check out all of our new blog project that discusses different aspects of Asian culture, such as pop culture, conflicts faced, representation in media, history, celebration and holidays, and stereotypes here. We hope you enjoy reading them!
July 2020 Learn more about different Asian topics in our 2 newest blogs about Asian cultures and high school representation. Check them out here!
June 2020 In light of the recent events regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been local conflict that concerns both African Americans and Asian Americans. Read more about it and how we can respond to situation in a blog post by REACH's Senior Advisor, Khaled Itani, here.
Asian Support for Black Lives Matter
It is hard to ignore current events and issues present in our community. Although REACH of Central Florida's missions is to promote and recognize Asian cultural heritage, that does not mean we will not support other minorities in their time of need. Regardless of race, culture or background we strive to support and help our community in any way we can. If you would like to educate yourself on current events and/or provide support to the BLM movement, please visit the following link: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/.
Due to the coronavirus and suggestions by the CDC to practice social distancing, the upcoming REACH events have been moved online or placed on hold until further notice in order to place the health and well-being of our community first and foremost. We hope that you are following instructions from local officials and staying safe! REACH has more information about how you can volunteer for others in this crisis here.
Check out REACH over the past 10 years in A Decade of REACH!