The Reach for Tomorrow strategy employed is based on the observation that the pre- and early high school years are critical years in a young person's life that frequently determine their academic future and life opportunities, but that all too often students who may have been enthusiastic, above average performers in school up to this point lose their interest in school, resulting in poor academic performance which never recovers.
RFT aims to intervene during these critical years to help a student maintain his or her enthusiasm for and momentum towards academic and personal excellence, first by giving the student a first hand look at the interesting and enjoyable opportunities that good grades in high school can open up for them, and then by helping them reach these goals throughout their high school years and into the college or academy application process.
RFT summer programming is not a recruiting tool for the military or any particular career field or college. It is a strategy to expose young people to what is possible in their futures, as we seek to actively immerse students in a wide scope of possibilities. We do use military resources when possible which provides hands-on training as well as expose young people to those who serve our nation.
Serve as a mentor. We have opportunities for you to volunteer not only on our summer programs but also throughout the year.
Help us continue our mission to improve the Attitude, Attendance, and Achievement in rising high school students in order to increase the size of the qualified applicant pool for college and jobs and to become good American citizens.
Reach for Tomorrow always welcomes opportunities for additional partnerships with existing academic and after/out-of-school programs.