Reach is a registered charity based in Lurgan who are currently working in a range of schools in the local area, with the vision to help young people unleash their full potential. The Reach Team is headed up by two full time workers, Rick Preston and Jonny Hampton, alongside vital input from local youth workers in the Lurgan area. The Reach Team work closely with the pastoral care team at Lurgan Junior High to ensure pupils are paired up with a mentor who meets with them at a set time each week. It is through this positive, informing and empowering mentoring relationship that Reach aim to:
- Support the educational experience of young people
- Encourage young people to explore healthy lifestyle choices
- Care pastorally for young people
- Enthuse young people to play a positive role in their community
It is through this positive mentoring relationship that Reach has worked alongside pupils facing issues such as disengagement with education, self-esteem/confidence and behaviour. Reach also works into Lurgan Junior High delivering Personal Development classes and assisting with other pastoral care needs.
For more information visit ReachMentoringNI