a student-based club modeling reaching within
and reaching out, focusing on
making caring common
Students are seeking...Connecting with themselves and other students, learning how to cope with the stress of school, school pressures, worrying about to-do lists, problems with relationships, difficulties paying attention and focusing, time demands and feeling over-committed... Creating a culture of caring for our campus.
So REACH was created to bring...
Mental health awareness for ourselves, others, and the community.
Being mindful and seeking our own coping tools to navigate stress and life, having empathy for others and spreading the REACH culture and goals to our school community and beyond.
REACH club’s focus is on learning how to reach within, reach others (at school) and reach out to the broader community- creating mental health awareness, being mindful of our own coping tools for stress and life, having empathy for others and taking actions in and sharing awareness and knowledge with our SLO community.
They begin their second year focused on connecting with each other and other students, learning how to cope with the stress of school, school pressures, and worrying about their full plates and to-do lists, and learning how to handle problems with relationships, difficulties focusing and paying attention, time demands and feeling over-committed. A key ingredient and tool for the group was learning how to use and adapt mindfulness practices into their everyday life. and taking small actions, to create a culture of caring on campus. The campaigns they created made huge impacts for both students and staff.