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2020 REACH Scholars

 

Dr Simpson at ceremony  JACKSON, GA On Friday, October 23, 2020 Henderson Middle School students signed commitments to be among the Class of 2025 REACH Georgia Scholars. Congratulations to Shiloh Cannon, Sem'ya Hawkins, Victoria Pierce, Carson Smith, and Jahia Stewart!
 
Guided by Dr. Simpson, students recited their commitment to maintain a 2.5 GPA, remain crime, drug, and behavior issue free, and meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach until the graduate from high school. Parents also committed to supporting their student, attending REACH Georgia sponsored meetings, and continually communicating with school personnel to ensure their student is on track for graduation. Both parents and students then signed their commitments.
 
This is the first year BCSS has been able to name 5 scholars to the REACH Georgia program. Since joining the program in 2015, BCSS has named three REACH scholars each year. Thanks to donations from this generous community, we are excited to be able to extend this opportunity to more oDr Watkins at signing ceremony f our students this year and award five scholars with the opportunity to receive the REACH scholarship.

REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program aimed at ensuring Georgia’s low-income students have the academic, social, and financial support needed achieve postsecondary success.

All REACH Scholars sign a contract to maintain a 2.5 GPA, remain crime, drug, and behavior issue free, and meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach until the graduate from high school. They must continue to meet the program requirements until graduation in order to receive their $10,000 scholarship.
 
The benefits of the REACH scholarship extend past high school. Upon graduation and acceptance into a postsecondary institution, REACH Georgia, in partnership with postsecondary institutions, will provide students with resources and support throughout their degree.
 
BCSS graduated the first class of REACH scholars in 2020 with Irvin Trace, Ja’necia Barber, and McKenzie Yancy. All three scholars graduated with honors in the spring.
 
 
Students signing contracts