REACH students take to Lake Michigan
Over the summer, a group of refugee youth from REACH, short for Refugee Education and Adventure Challenge, ventured onto Lake Michigan with kayaks in tow. REACH, a nonprofit created by the School for New Learning's Shana Wills, aims to provide refugee youth and their families with experiential learning opportunities focused on STEAM-related education and adventure sports, like canoeing, hiking and rock climbing. Its mission is to inspire leadership, academic success and connections among refugee youth through active dynamic learning outside the classroom.
Refugee youth who participate in REACH's programs also focus on gaining skills in English language proficiency, interpersonal dynamics, teambuilding, leadership, STEAM education, service learning and outdoor adventure sports.
Learn more about Wills and her work with REACH in Newsline.