Updated: Dec 16, 2022
Congratulations to the new cohort of REACH Scholars: Addyson Marquez, Felicity Garza Jerlioundus Armstrong, Ashley Perez, and Jaliyah Anderson.
These students along with their parents participated in the REACH Signing Ceremony which took place last month at Oak Hill Middle School. The REACH Scholars signed documents promising to meet or exceed the rigorous academic and behavioral standards that are outlined in the program. REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) is the State of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. The mission is to ensure that Georgia’s academically promising students have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, and achieve postsecondary success. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship. If the REACH Scholars attend a partner college or university such as Georgia College, Central Georgia Technical College, or Georgia Military College, they will receive a $20,000 scholarship. The scholarship is in addition to HOPE or any other grant/scholarship the student receives.
The district is required to contribute $1,500 per REACH Scholar for a total of $7500. The Baldwin Charter System Foundation of Excellence is responsible for raising the funds since the REACH Scholarship Program cannot be by taxpayer dollars. Thank you so much to The Baldwin County School System Charter Foundation, the Milledgeville Kiwanis Club, Century Bank and Trust, The GEO Group, Georgia Power, CeeCee and David Sinclair, Lyn Chandler, Wes Cummings, Dr. Gloria Wicker, Jack Krapf, Central Georgia Technical College, the Milledgeville Rotary Club, the NAACP and Exchange Bank.
If you or your organization are interested in exploring the many ways you can support the REACH Scholarship Program, please contact our the Board of Education Office at 478-457-3303 or visit the Baldwin Charter School System Foundation for Excellence at www.bcsdfoundation.org.