News & Media
While the summers at the University of Scranton, Fordham University, and Regis are the highlight of the program, REACH is a year-long venture with Saturday classes, graduate programming, and so much more! Below you can find an assortment of REACH news, from photos to alumni profiles to highlights in the media, and we invite you to follow along and learn more about this transformational program!

REACH Appreciation Day 2021 Panel

Moderated by former REACH Director of Graduate Support Mr. Russell Quiñones '09, three REACH alumni - Stephen Sanchez (REACH ’05), Alexis Gonzalez (REACH ’14), and Sebastian Huerta ’22 (REACH ’18) - participated in a panel discussion for REACH Appreciation Day 2021. The conversation offered a first-hand account of this life-changing program, and highlighted how the principles learned in REACH have continued to inform their lives and those of so many others.

REACH Appreciation Day 2020 Panel

Led by former REACH Assistant Director Alan Garcia ’08, this panel discussion recorded during the summer of 2020 offered an inside look into how the REACH Program adapted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation features REACH students as well as graduates who were working for the program as they reflected on the unique experience of participating in a REACH summer conducted completely over Zoom as well as the broader life-changing impact of the program.

Colin Jost ’00 Promotes the REACH Program on The Tonight Show

During a July 2020 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Colin Jost ’00 spoke briefly about REACH’s charitable work. A head writer and Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live, Jost praised the success of the REACH program on one of America’s most-watched late-night talk shows.

A Conversation With REACH Director Doug Eickman '05

In January 2020, Vice President for Development James Kennedy ’02 interviewed REACH Director Doug Eickman ’05 about the latter’s role in the program and his vision for its future

Journeys To Success

Journeys to Success from Nico Sandi on Vimeo.

In 2016, a short promotional video for REACH profiled students and parents, shedding light on the immense impact the program has had on themselves and their families.

REACH Stories

REACH Graduates Recognized for College Decisions
On May 23, 2022 graduates of the REACH Class of 2018 were honored at the 3rd annual REACH College Recognition Ceremony. Enrolling in the program in 2015 as 5th graders, the students were celebrated for their remarkable achievements in high school and for the colleges and universities they’d be attending in the fall.
Regis' First Rhodes Scholar: Brian Reyes ’17 (REACH ’13)
In November 2020, Brian Reyes REACH ’13 was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, the most prestigious postgraduate fellowship offered in the United States. The article first appeared as a featured story in the Spring 2021 issue of the Regis Magazine.
The REACH Difference
In 2019, Pedro Polanco ’13 (REACH ’09) sat down for an interview about the difference REACH made in his life. The profile first appeared as a featured story in the Winter 2020 issue of the Regis Magazine.
Charting a Brighter Future
In 2019, five REACH alumni, from the inaugural Class of 2005 to the Class of 2014, shared their stories of the program and updates from their lives since graduating. The profiles first appeared as a featured story in the Winter 2020 issue of the Regis Magazine.
From REACH to Sports Illustrated
In 2019, Chris Chavez (REACH ’07) reflected on his years in the program and how the experience paved the way for a future career in sports journalism. The article first appeared as a featured story in the Winter 2020 issue of the Regis Magazine.
REACH Profile in The Wall Street Journal
In 2014, the Wall Street Journal published a story on REACH and Regis, highlighting the school’s efforts to make a high-quality high school education more accessible for students of color and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
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