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Empowering under-resourced children and youth to reach their highest potential
Reach Potential Movement's (RPM) vision is to put a dream in every heart and a diploma in every hand of our under-resourced children and youth in Silicon Valley.
We have two primary goals:
- Supporting students, parents and educators at Title One schools (with approx 50% or more low income students) to close the achievement gap.
- Developing the critical life skills young people need to become engaged members of their communities through positive adult role models and caring relationships.
We have three primary programs:
- Bookshelf in Every Home Project - A year long program for low-income Kindergarten families to provide increased early literacy support in the child's home through parent education. RPM partners with local corporations and community groups to host a two hour kickoff event at each school where each child decorates their own bookshelf to take home and then selects several donated nooks to begin their own book collection while their parents attend a parent education workshop.
- Sunnyvale Youth Mentoring Initiative - A year long program that matches caring adults with primarily middle school youth at Columbia Middle School in Sunnyvale, CA. Mentors commit to meeting with their youth for one hour two times a month after-school or on weekends.
- Dream for College Week - A spring program where 5th grade classrooms at low-income schools tour a local college or university, research & report on a college of their choice and recieve a free college t-shirt. Their parents also participate in their child's Dream for College Week through attending a parent education workshop to learn how to support for their child's academic preparation through middle and high school to help inspire and keep them on a path for college.
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