REACH Youth Scholarship 2020

A Scholarship Program of the San Jose Sports Authority

$2,200 by 16 people

$15,000

San Jose Sports Authority

Team Members

Dawn

$850 / 3 donors

Ginna

$250 / 1 donor

Carrie

$100 / 1 donor

Jennifer

$100 / 1 donor

Jacqueline

$50 / 1 donor

Darren

$40 / 1 donor

Sheryl

$0 / 0 donors

Cole

$0 / 0 donors

Story

Now in its 24th year, the REACH Youth Scholarship Program provides college funds to high school seniors from Santa Clara County who have overcome adversity to excel in the classroom and on the playing field.

REACH is an acronym that stands for Recognizing Excellence, Adversity, Courage and Hard work. The scholarship program is an initiative of the San Jose Sports Authority, the sports marketing arm of the City of San Jose.




Devyn L., 2019 REACH Youth Scholarship Recipient



Devyn was awarded a REACH Youth Scholarship in 2019 (left, posing with REACH Honorary Co-Chairs Ronnie Lott and Brandi Chastain) and is currently in her first year of studies at UC Berkeley (right). 

"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. 

I am forever grateful to all the people associated with REACH who supported me through one of the most terrifying journeys in my life. Now that I am at Cal, I have a greater appreciation for the efforts of the REACH program and how it makes a difference in higher education for students like myself. I will carry my life-changing experience with REACH forever!"


To learn more about the REACH Youth Scholarship Program, including eligibility and the selection process, please visit the REACH page on the SJSA website.

Supporters

Carrie Benjamin received a new donation from Blage & Sergio Carabarin

1 week ago

$100

Hoping this small donation helps a student athlete REACH for their dreams!

Dawn Sweatt received a new donation from Anonymous

4 weeks ago

Dawn Sweatt received a new donation from Anonymous

4 weeks ago

Scotty made a donation

4 weeks ago

$50

Dawn Sweatt received a new donation from Dawn Sweatt

4 weeks ago

$500

As a proud member and chair of the selection committee of REACH for almost ten years, I have personally seen the impact that our financial contributions make on these deserving students. The problem, however, is that not enough companies donate so we are limited in the number of scholarships that we can award. When we have a stage of 30-60 deserving students, but can only award up to 10 scholarships, it is heartbreaking. In such an affluent community as the Silicon Valley, I hope that this platform will allow us to better spread the word about REACH and the many deserving students. If your company can join our list of wonderful corporate sponsors, please contact us! If you cannot become a corporate sponsor, please join us with an individual contribution. All amounts help and 100% goes to these deserving children. Thank you!

Maureen Langan made a donation

4 weeks ago

$250

Jeffrey Sanchez made a donation

4 weeks ago

$50

Dan Bozzuto made a donation

4 weeks ago

$250

Anonymous made a donation

4 weeks ago

Darren Centi received a new donation from Grandpa Vito & Grandma Patti

4 weeks ago

$40

We have grandchildren and maybe one day they will be a candidate. REACH is an excellent program happy to donate to a great program.

Anonymous made a donation

1 month ago

Shelly Wolfe made a donation

1 month ago

$50

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