Administration – To assist the Membership Director in the preparing of directories, membership packets and other related materials needed for membership applications and in meeting with new families. To provide support to other board members in copying or assimilating documents for member distribution.
Banquet – To plan a formal event for the high school students with the express purpose of celebrating with REACH friends the accomplishments of that year’s seniors. Younger high school students serve the meal to the juniors/seniors. After the banquet, all grades enjoy the “after banquet” event together with adult supervisors.
Book Sale – To sponsor a local event for the buying and selling of books, curricula and other home school related items. REACH sponsors the sale, but it is open to the general public.
Childcare – To provide a well-supervised, safe, and secure environment for REACH children age 7 and under during monthly meetings.
Clubs – To promote a variety of small clubs for REACH members. Clubs will meet in various locations and may choose serious or fun topics to explore together while building relationships among participants.
Discovery Fair – To provide a fun event giving REACH students the opportunity to demonstrate by display or presentation something interesting they have “discovered” in any area of their education experience the current year. Participation helps develop planning and organizing skills as well as provides an opportunity for students to give a public presentation.
Field Day – To provide a day of competitive physical activity in a variety of track and field events as well as encourage REACH fellowship through a family picnic.
Field Trips – To promote educational and social opportunities for REACH students of all ages through creative, recreational, and learning outings. To develop Arkansas pride by uncovering the diverse opportunities the state (especially local highlights) has to offer.
Fundraising – To organize and promote fundraising activities which will supplement the REACH budget in order to provide library, science, and other resources to benefit REACH students in addition to aiding with administrative expenses.
Graduations – To provide a graduation ceremony and reception for REACH kindergarten and senior graduates.
Intensives – To promote a variety of concentrated studies, taught within a short timeframe, that will enrich what is taught at home and provide students with educational opportunities outside the home as they prepare for adulthood, work, and/or college.
Library – To provide a lending source of curricular materials for both new and experienced REACH homeschoolers; to maintain a selection of materials for members who are unable to afford them or who only need them for part of a homeschooling year; to keep available science and research materials which are harder to find locally; to maintain, as space permits, a selection of Christian fiction and non-fiction, classic literature and children’s literature, and audio, VHS, and DVD materials usable for both homeschool instruction and general reading.
Member Mentoring – To support and encourage REACH moms in their home school journey by providing opportunities to fellowship and connect with each other. To assist new members in “learning the ropes” by providing short-term mentors. To share information about available resources and curriculum for those seeking assistance. To utilize a network of veteran home schooling parents who can share the wisdom they have gleaned in their own experiences with those seeking to travel a similar path.
Ministry Opportunities – To provide opportunities for REACH families to build character and serve our community through service in nursing homes, local food pantries and other local charitable organizations and businesses such as Choices, Salvation Army or Main Street Mission.
Parks/Skating/Parties (PSP) – To provide a regular time of fellowship and to promote relationship building within REACH through a combination of simple activities at parks, the skating rink, and including some parties.
Set-Up/Clean-Up – To set up and take down the facility for REACH monthly meetings.
Spelling Bee – To organize and carry out a spelling bee which will challenge Kindergarten through 8th grade REACH students to become better spellers, help increase confidence, develop public speaking abilities, and learn competition skills.
Sports – To provide a character building team experience in seasonal sports such as volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, etc. for REACH students grades 7 – 12. Participation in these sports provides physical development and social interaction as well as promoting good sportsmanship and God-honoring attitudes on and off the court.
Teen Activities – To provide social activities for REACH students (age 13 and up) in a fun, Christian environment.
Testing – To provide an optimum testing experience for REACH students in Russellville and surrounding areas. To provide a REACH Honor Roll for students in grades 9-12 based on standardized test scores.