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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Secondary & High Schools, Youth Development Programs


REACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders. 


Target demographics: motivated and talented students from underserved communities.

Geographic areas served: CT and NY


What We Do

REACH Prep helps motivated and talented Black and Latino students from underserved communities in Fairfield and Westchester counties and the Bronx gain admission to and thrive in rigorous independent schools. Upon placement, students benefit from a 12-year educational continuum, including comprehensive academic enrichment, leadership training and supplementary individual and family guidance, which prepares them to succeed at and graduate from competitive colleges. REACH Prep's model of access to high-quality education along with sustained, comprehensive and long-term support achieves college success rates that defy trends and national statistics.

Our Core Values

Believing in the transformational power of education, REACH Prep deeply cares about:

Access - Commitment - Excellence - Impact

REACH Prep's core values define us as a community as we strive to empower young Scholars through education. Programs offered by REACH Prep ensure that our students are engaged in meaningful opportunities to develop the skills and motivation that enable them to become leaders in their communities.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

REACH Prep serves a hardworking group of students to help them reach their full potential. It is an honor to serve on the board because the REACH staff and the families they serve are so dedicated to the mission of the organization. This year we celebrate 20 years!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been so fortunate to be involved with Reach Prep for the past five years and now as a new member of their Board. Reach Prep is an important organization that brings together an amazing staff, dedicated volunteers, passionate educators and the brightest and most hardworking students I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a new Board member I am awed by the level of commitment of the staff to the scholars and their families. I attended the luncheon for many years and was impressed by the youngsters and the mission. As I have become more involved I am learning so much more about the breath of the program. It is changing lives in meaningful ways. This year marks the 20th class of scholars, a very impressive record.


Rating: 5

For the past three years I have been a teacher in a boot camp that ReachPrep runs in the summer for kids that have graduated from their regular program to provide additional support in areas where the kids need some extra help. I teach financial literacy and I have been in spired by the kids enthusiasm to learn. They are bright, polite, and very attentive. The experience is so uplifting that I really look forward to working in the ReachPrep program every summer. My enthusiasm for the kids and the program have led to my being asked to join the Board which I I eagerly accepted just so long as it doesn't jeopardize my teaching in the boot camp. I was assured that there would be no problem doing both. Robert S. Salomon, Jr.

Board Member

Rating: 5

REACH Prep is such an inspiring and wonderful organization! i am honored to be a part of the Board and to know the fantastic scholars in the program is a gift. Having been a part of several Boards, i have found our work at REACH Prep above and beyond others in providing a life changing education to the most well deserved young people in the area.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member and an enthusiastic supporter of REACH Prep. The work that REACH does has changed the trajectory of the lives of every REACH scholar. The organization is run extraordinarily well by a dedicated team of employees and volunteers and the work they do is vitally important.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every year I attend the annual fundraising luncheon and am inspired by the experiences the student speakers share with us. REACH Prep has changed the lives of their remarkable students and their families.

Review from Guidestar