Empowering Future Leaders  

June 2018  

About Our Newsletter
Our Newsletter is published quarterly to update the REACH Prep community with exciting news, programming, events and ways to get involved throughout the year.
Community Events
Save the Date:
An Evening in NYC
October 24, 2018
6:30 p.m.
370 Park Avenue

Tuesday, July 10 
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 18 
11:00 a.m.
Visit REACH Prep's Prep Academy program this summer! Visitor Days offer the opportunity to sit in on classes, meet the REACH Prep staff and faculty and see the newest cohort of students in action.
REACH Prep Scholar & Family Events
College & Alumni Reunion
Thursday, June 14
6:00 p.m.
All REACH Prep college students and Alumni are invited to celebrate the graduating college class of 2018 as we welcome them to the Alumni community!
Saturday, June 16
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This workshop is open to rising REACH Prep college freshman and parents, and will cover topics such as college budgeting, making a smooth academic transition from high school to college, navigating resources available on college campuses and how to utilize them, as well as health and wellness tips. 
June through August
REACH Prep has over 20 workshops scheduled this summer for our rising high school juniors and seniors. Workshops will cover topics ranging from ACT test prep boot camps, college application workshops (with special guest speakers), designated application work times and math review sessions.

Please refer to your email from Aimee Rincon to sign up.

What big milestone event will REACH Prep celebrate in 2019? 

The first to email us with the correct answer will win a prize!
Last Quarter's Trivia Question:

Q We currently hold our Prep Academy program at The Greenwich Country Day School. Can you name the other two schools that have hosted our program?  

A: Greenwich Academy and King School

to our winners!
Elva Saco and
Alberta Prieto

One Dock Street 
Suite 100  
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 487-0750
Dear Friends of REACH Prep,

As we approach the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, I am grateful for what REACH Prep has accomplished and inspired by what REACH Prep scholars have achieved over the last twelve months. We look forward to a busy summer ahead full of programming and opportunities for students, and to kicking off REACH Prep's 25th year!
I would like to thank you, our exceptional community of students, families, friends and partners, for making this last year especially exciting and impactful.  We rely on supporters like you to help us create and maintain unparalleled educational access and the highest quality, long-term guidance for our students and families.  I hope you will consider making a gift to REACH Prep before the fiscal year ends. 

Thank you again and I hope you enjoy reading about our highlights over the last few months. I look forward to seeing many of you this summer. 

Warm wishes,
Gina Lucas
REACH Prep Highlights
High School Graduates Celebrate Their Accomplishments and College Acceptances at Senior Dinner

On Tuesday, June 6th REAC H Prep gathered with high school seniors and families to celebrate their graduation from high school and their acceptances to some of the top colleges and universities in the country. We were thrilled to hear from one of our RP Cohort 16 Parents, Aysha Ramseur-Moore, who shared valuable reminders and inspiration for our students as their high school experiences come to a close and they prepare to head off to college in the fall.
Meet REACH Prep's New Director  of 
Prep Academy

We are excited to announce that current Prep Academy English teacher, Betsy Pacey, will be taking on a new role with REACH Prep as the Director of Prep Academy. Betsy is a Grade 5 teacher at King School in Stamford, CT and has taught English at Prep Academy since January of 2016. Betsy has a passion for working with students, setting high expectations and helping students achieve their goals. One of her favorite things about working with children is seeing them grow and change over the course of a year, and helping them find pride in the work they do.
Welcome REACH Prep Cohort 25!

This spring marked a momentous occasion when REACH Prep admitted its 25th Cohort of students! We are thrilled to begin this 12-year journey to college graduation with the newest members of our community. Cohort 25 Scholars have already attended Orientation and their first two Pre-Prep Academy sessions, all of which allowed our newest students and their families to get acquainted with one another, our staff and faculty, and learn more about the expectations of Prep Academy and REACH Prep. We want to thank parents and students from Cohort 24 for warmly welcoming our 25th Cohort families at Orientation and for sharing tips and wisdom for success. 
Another Successful Annual Benefit Luncheon!

On Monday, April 23rd REACH Prep held its Annual Benefit Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. We are so grateful for the generosity and support of our extraordinary community which helped make this year's luncheon a great success and raised $360,000 to directly support our programming and Scholars! A special thank you to our Luncheon Co-Chairs, Heather Mosley, Lauren O'Shaughnessy, Liz Roddy, Toni Subramaniam and Lauren Walsh, and our featured speaker, President Joanne Berger-Sweeney of Trinity College. As we continue to guide and support our Scholars, we remember President Berger-Sweeney's inspirational message, "dream big, be bold, take others along for the ride, and never, ever lose hold of your dreams."  

Next year's Luncheon will take place on Monday, April 29, 2019 at The Hyatt Regency Greenwich.
2018 Private Day & Boarding School Fair Benefits REACH Prep

Greenwich Education Group hosted its ninth annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair on May 15 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich, CT. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Greenwich Education Group, and we are thrilled to receive a portion of the proceeds from this year's event to help support our programming.