REACH Youth Scholarship

Since 1997, the REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Adversity, Courage and Hard Work) Youth Scholarship program is designed for Santa Clara County high school seniors who have overcome adversity to excel in both academics and athletics.

REACH is a compelling, relevant, and much-needed community-based program that has earned the trust of educators in Santa Clara County for 25 years and counting by making a positive, meaningful and lasting impact in the lives of college-bound high school seniors through personal recognition and scholarship funds; is representative of the high-quality work of the San Jose Sports Authority in its fun

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Photos from REACH Youth Scholarship's post 06/24/2021

Congrats to all 39 REACH Scholarship recipients this year! Each year all student-athletes who submit an essay receive a REACH backpack stuffed with swag from our local professional sports teams.

This year’s backpacks were extra special and included:

Top 11 REACH Recipients received: 1 Google Chromebook Laptop (made by Acer), provided by Qualcomm.

All 39 REACH Recipients received:

2 tickets to a San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Game

2 tickets to a San Jose Giants Baseball Game (SJ is Red Hot 🔥)

1 ticket to the San Francisco 49ers Museum at Levi's Stadium

1 San Francisco 49ers Hat

1 Santa Cruz Warriors Hat

1 Golden State Warriors Special Edition Bobblehead – “Headband” Klay Thompson

1 San Jose Sharks Bobblehead

1 San Jose Sharks Alarm Clock

HUGE THANK YOU to all the pro teams that supported REACH and donated to the backpacks.

#REACH2021 x #BayAreaUnite

06/23/2021

James Jones, who attended Gunderson high school, San Jose State University, and went on to become a Super Bowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers, was a part of the REACH Youth Scholarship Class of 2002.

James returns to the program as a special guest on the 2021 REACH Awards Show airing tonight on NBC Sports Bay Area at 8pm PT.

You definitely want to check out his incredible path to success and his words of wisdom for the REACH Class of 2021.

#REACH2021 x #NTAF

Photos from REACH Youth Scholarship's post 06/23/2021

The 25th Annual REACH Youth Scholarship Awards Show airs tonight, 6/23 at 8pm on NBC Sports Bay Area!

Special guests include: Ronnie Lott, Brandi Chastain, Arik Armstead, James Jones, Mayor Sam Liccardo, Patrick Marleau, Jim Plunkett, and the National Champion Santa Clara Women’s Soccer Team!

Tune in to see over $83,000 in total scholarship funds awarded during the broadcast. Celebrate with us as we honor 39 remarkable Santa Clara County high school student-athletes.

#REACH2021

06/11/2021

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!

Tune in to NBC Sports Bay Area for the 25th Annual REACH Scholarship Awards, honoring Bay Area high school student-athletes who overcame adversity to succeed on the field and in the classroom!

Guest appearances include Mayor Sam Liccardo and star athletes from the San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University, San Jose State, and more!

To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit our fundraising platform https://givebutter.com/REACH2021.

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!

Tune in to NBC Sports Bay Area for the 25th Annual REACH Scholarship Awards, honoring Bay Area high school student-athletes who overcame adversity to succeed on the field and in the classroom!

Guest appearances include Mayor Sam Liccardo and star athletes from the San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University, San Jose State, and more!

To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit our fundraising platform https://givebutter.com/REACH2021.

06/08/2021

R.E.A.C.H. Rewind: Tristin Pelletaire grew up fast. His older brother has special needs and is non-verbal, and for as long as he could remember, his mom was battling breast cancer. After she passed away, Tristin stepped up to assist with many of the responsibilities at home, but also found time for both school and sports. His mom’s fighting spirit is part of everything he does.

Tristin was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for his courageous attitude and great success as a student-athlete. As a standout two-sport athlete in football and wrestling, the 2020 Leigh High School graduate is currently attending West Valley College with his goals set on playing Division 1 football and majoring in business marketing at San Jose State University. Goodluck Tristin, we’re rooting for you!
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To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit our fundraising platform: https://givebutter.com/REACH2021.

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming REACH Awards Show later this month!
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#REACH2021 #reachyouthscholarship #classof2021 #2021grad #classof2020 #reachyourgoals #communityoutreach #nonprofit #collegescholarships #collegebound #overcomingadversity #success

R.E.A.C.H. Rewind: Tristin Pelletaire grew up fast. His older brother has special needs and is non-verbal, and for as long as he could remember, his mom was battling breast cancer. After she passed away, Tristin stepped up to assist with many of the responsibilities at home, but also found time for both school and sports. His mom’s fighting spirit is part of everything he does.

Tristin was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for his courageous attitude and great success as a student-athlete. As a standout two-sport athlete in football and wrestling, the 2020 Leigh High School graduate is currently attending West Valley College with his goals set on playing Division 1 football and majoring in business marketing at San Jose State University. Goodluck Tristin, we’re rooting for you!
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To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit our fundraising platform: https://givebutter.com/REACH2021.

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming REACH Awards Show later this month!
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#REACH2021 #reachyouthscholarship #classof2021 #2021grad #classof2020 #reachyourgoals #communityoutreach #nonprofit #collegescholarships #collegebound #overcomingadversity #success

06/04/2021

REACH 2021 marks Brandi Chastain’s 25th year as Honorary Co-Chair. As a Bay Area native, the 2x Women’s World Cup Champion and 2x Olympic Gold Medalist has cultivated deep community connections with student-athletes in Santa Clara County.

Through the REACH Youth Scholarship Program, she lends her support to the student-athletes who have worked to overcome hardships in their lives. Chastain’s mentorship through REACH gives a boost to the scholarship recipients as they pursue their dreams of higher education.

Join Brandi as she gives back to college bound student-athletes in her community. Please consider making a donation towards the dreams and aspirations of the REACH Class of 2021.

Visit our fundraising platform: https://givebutter.com/REACH2021 to support and stay tuned for more details about our REACH Awards Ceremony later this month!
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100% of funds raised go directly towards the cost of tuition for REACH recipients.
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#REACH2021 #reachyouthscholarship #reachyourgoals #reach #collegebound #collegescholarships #classof2021 #classof21 #2021grad #community #santaclarabroncos #santaclarauniversity #santaclarawomenssoccer #uswnt #olympian

REACH 2021 marks Brandi Chastain’s 25th year as Honorary Co-Chair. As a Bay Area native, the 2x Women’s World Cup Champion and 2x Olympic Gold Medalist has cultivated deep community connections with student-athletes in Santa Clara County.

Through the REACH Youth Scholarship Program, she lends her support to the student-athletes who have worked to overcome hardships in their lives. Chastain’s mentorship through REACH gives a boost to the scholarship recipients as they pursue their dreams of higher education.

Join Brandi as she gives back to college bound student-athletes in her community. Please consider making a donation towards the dreams and aspirations of the REACH Class of 2021.

Visit our fundraising platform: https://givebutter.com/REACH2021 to support and stay tuned for more details about our REACH Awards Ceremony later this month!
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100% of funds raised go directly towards the cost of tuition for REACH recipients.
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#REACH2021 #reachyouthscholarship #reachyourgoals #reach #collegebound #collegescholarships #classof2021 #classof21 #2021grad #community #santaclarabroncos #santaclarauniversity #santaclarawomenssoccer #uswnt #olympian

06/03/2021

This is when it starts getting REAL for REACH... the selection committee just got the packet of student applications!

REACH is a high school scholarship program for local high school seniors who have overcome adversity in their pursuit of academic and athletic success. We have all endured tough times during the pandemic, but on top of that, these students have also career-ending injuries, family upheaval, and life-and-death issues.

Please chip in $5, $10, $25 (or more!) so that these deserving students can begin their college careers knowing their hometown community has their back. Give a few bucks... AND a huge boost of confidence. Check it out! https://givebutter.com/REACH2021.

This is when it starts getting REAL for REACH... the selection committee just got the packet of student applications!

REACH is a high school scholarship program for local high school seniors who have overcome adversity in their pursuit of academic and athletic success. We have all endured tough times during the pandemic, but on top of that, these students have also career-ending injuries, family upheaval, and life-and-death issues.

Please chip in $5, $10, $25 (or more!) so that these deserving students can begin their college careers knowing their hometown community has their back. Give a few bucks... AND a huge boost of confidence. Check it out! https://givebutter.com/REACH2021.

06/02/2021

NFL Hall of Famer and all-time @49ers great, Ronnie Lott has dedicated 25 years to the REACH Youth Scholarship program as Honorary Co-Chair. Lott’s leadership and commitment to celebrate the achievements of the REACH recipients is shown by his continued advocacy for youth in our community and the hundreds of high school athletes who have received a REACH scholarship.

Join Ronnie in his efforts to impact the lives of college bound student-athletes in Santa Clara County. Please consider making a donation using this link: givebutter.com/REACH2021 and stay tuned for more details about our REACH Awards Ceremony later this month!
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100% of funds raised go directly towards the cost of tuition for REACH recipients.
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#REACH2021 #reachyouthscholarship #reachyourgoals #reach #collegebound #collegescholarships #classof2021 #classof21 #2021grad #community #sanfrancisco49ers #nfl #halloffame

NFL Hall of Famer and all-time @49ers great, Ronnie Lott has dedicated 25 years to the REACH Youth Scholarship program as Honorary Co-Chair. Lott’s leadership and commitment to celebrate the achievements of the REACH recipients is shown by his continued advocacy for youth in our community and the hundreds of high school athletes who have received a REACH scholarship.

Join Ronnie in his efforts to impact the lives of college bound student-athletes in Santa Clara County. Please consider making a donation using this link: givebutter.com/REACH2021 and stay tuned for more details about our REACH Awards Ceremony later this month!
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100% of funds raised go directly towards the cost of tuition for REACH recipients.
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#REACH2021 #reachyouthscholarship #reachyourgoals #reach #collegebound #collegescholarships #classof2021 #classof21 #2021grad #community #sanfrancisco49ers #nfl #halloffame

05/26/2021

Praying for SJ 💙

05/25/2021

Join Heisman Trophy Winner and 2-time Super Bowl Champion QB, Jim Plunkett and other local sport stars to support REACH!

With your help, we can reach our goal of awarding $25,000 in college scholarships to Santa Clara County high school seniors. A small donation today can go a long way towards a student’s future success. Support REACH today!

To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit sjsa.org/REACH. 100% of funds raised go directly towards the cost of tuition for REACH recipients.

#REACHYouthScholarship #Classof2021

05/18/2021

2021 REACH Nominations are in! Thank you to all the Santa Clara County schools that are participating this year and a very special thank you to the Principals, Athletic Directors, and College & Career Counselors who took the time to nominate students for a REACH Scholarship!

To all the 2021 nominees – here is a checklist for you to help you review your application before submitting. Quick reminder, applications must be submitted using the online form by Friday, May 28 at 4:59pm PT. Check the LINK in our bio to access the online form for students. Feel free to DM us if you have any questions. Goodluck!

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To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit the LINK in our bio.

For more information about the REACH Youth Scholarship program, visit SJSA.org/reach.
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05/06/2021

R.E.A.C.H. Reflection: In her own words, Devyn Lopez describes the impact of REACH and how receiving the scholarship propelled her forward to take on life’s next journey…

“REACH gave me the platform not only to share my own story but also to stand for countless other survivors of sexual abuse. The scholarship was a blessing that alleviated the weight of guilt and silence that had burdened my life for many years, too.
Being one of the scholarship recipients from my community also allowed me to demonstrate how those of us from East Side San Jose rise from concrete.

REACH recognizes the adversity student-athletes may face as well as the grit and resilience it takes to come out thriving. Now that I am at Cal... (I see) how REACH makes a difference in higher education for students like myself. I will carry my life-changing experience with REACH forever!
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To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit givebutter.com/REACH2021

For more information about the REACH Youth Scholarship program or to nominate a Santa Clara County high school senior, visit SJSA.org/reach.
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#REACH2021 #REACHYouthScholarship2021 #classof2021 #wcoverfelthighschool #overfelthighschool #ucberkeley #highschool #highschoolsenoirs #highschoolsports #collegescholarship #sanjose #santaclaracounty #scholarship #sports #sanjosesports #nonprofit #reachyouthscholarship #goldenstatewarriors #sanfrancisco49ers #sanjosesharks #sanjoseearthquakes #uswnt #sanjosestate #stanforduniversity #centralcoastsection #community #overcomingadversity #strength #courage #hardwork #excellence

R.E.A.C.H. Reflection: In her own words, Devyn Lopez describes the impact of REACH and how receiving the scholarship propelled her forward to take on life’s next journey…

“REACH gave me the platform not only to share my own story but also to stand for countless other survivors of sexual abuse. The scholarship was a blessing that alleviated the weight of guilt and silence that had burdened my life for many years, too.
Being one of the scholarship recipients from my community also allowed me to demonstrate how those of us from East Side San Jose rise from concrete.

REACH recognizes the adversity student-athletes may face as well as the grit and resilience it takes to come out thriving. Now that I am at Cal... (I see) how REACH makes a difference in higher education for students like myself. I will carry my life-changing experience with REACH forever!
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To support the REACH Class of 2021, visit givebutter.com/REACH2021

For more information about the REACH Youth Scholarship program or to nominate a Santa Clara County high school senior, visit SJSA.org/reach.
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#REACH2021 #REACHYouthScholarship2021 #classof2021 #wcoverfelthighschool #overfelthighschool #ucberkeley #highschool #highschoolsenoirs #highschoolsports #collegescholarship #sanjose #santaclaracounty #scholarship #sports #sanjosesports #nonprofit #reachyouthscholarship #goldenstatewarriors #sanfrancisco49ers #sanjosesharks #sanjoseearthquakes #uswnt #sanjosestate #stanforduniversity #centralcoastsection #community #overcomingadversity #strength #courage #hardwork #excellence

2021 REACH Youth Scholarship Program 04/29/2021

2021 REACH Youth Scholarship Program

Our 2021 REACH Fundraising Campaign just launched! Please visit https://givebutter.com/REACH2021 to support the future success of high school seniors today!

For the 25th consecutive year, REACH will award college scholarship funds to Santa Clara County high school senior student-athletes who have overcome personal hardship to excel both in the classroom and on the playing field.

REACH is an acronym for Recognizing Excellence, Adversity, Courage and Hard Work. The scholarship program is an initiative of the San Jose Sports Authority, the sports commission of the City of San Jose. To date, REACH has provided approximately $250,000 in total scholarship awards to hundreds of remarkable student-athletes.

Please help keep this program going strong and make our 25th anniversary a banner year!

THANK YOU!

#REACH2021 #REACHYouthScholarship2021 #classof2021 #highschool #highschoolsenoirs #highschoolsports #collegescholarship #sanjose #santaclaracounty #scholarship #sports #sanjosesports #nonprofit #reachyouthscholarship #goldenstatewarriors #sanfrancisco49ers #sanjosesharks #sanjoseearthquakes #uswnt #sanjosestate #stanforduniversity #centralcoastsection #community #overcomingadversity #strength #courage #hardwork #excellence

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