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.
REACH 2021-22 Term Elections
REACH is looking for new officers for the upcoming year and would love for any eligible high-schoolers, especially rising Freshman, to join! Here is more information about the roles and requirements: REACH '21-22 Roles & REACH '21-22 Requirements Note: Please sign up to become a member of REACH before submitting your application if you haven't already! The signup is under "Get Involved." In addition, due to the large number of upperclassmen, new officers should apply for the position of high school coordinator in order to become integrated with REACH. The deadline for applications is April 24, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions.
Ending Asian Hate
It is hard to ignore current events and issues present in our community. In the past year, there have been several attacks on the Asian American Community, including the shooting in Atlanta fueled by anti-Asian racism. We are devastated and hurt by the violence of these hate crimes, and the injustice against the Asian American community. We hope that you will stand, grieve, and fight with us by protecting and amplifying the voices of the vulnerable by educating yourself about current events and providing support to the Asian American Community.
2020 Recap Newsletter! 🎉
Check out our latest newsletter that recaps REACH's accomplishments in 2020 and subscribe to get future newsletters! Subscribe: REACH Mailchimp Latest Newsletter: A Look Back at 2020
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!
Recent 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!
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.
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's presentation on Lunar New Year Stories!