REACH Edmonton

Summer programming gives immigrant families extra support

For many Edmonton families, summer months can be an opportunity or an obstacle, depending on the supports and programming available for school-age children. With the support of the Out of School Time (OST) Collaborative, a Somali community group is ensuring that many immigrant children have the chance to get ahead in school during the long summer days.Continue Reading

Justice placement helps teen turn it around

Layla became involved with REACH Edmonton through the Edmonton Youth Justice Committee Society (EYJCS) after committing a minor offense. Because she was a first-time offender, she was diverted to EYJCS where she attended a community panel rather than appearing in front of a judge in court. After hearing her story, the panel decided that completing community service and some other assignments would be an appropriate sanction.Continue Reading