REACH Youth Initiative (RYI) is a non-profit organization that was founded to broaden the horizons of inner city youth—ages 5 – 18. We show them they can achieve any goal they set or become whatever they aspire to be. RYI encourages the students to always reach for the stars. By using the “village concept,” we promote the concept of family. It takes a village to raise a child, which we translate that to be, “raising a child is a combined effort, which requires community interaction and home reinforcement.” Children are our future and need to be molded into responsible and respectful human beings that give back to their community. REACH: Youth Initiative is determined to give the inner city youth the encouragement and support system they need to accomplish their goals and aspirations.
R.E.A.C.H. stands for:
R – Respect & Responsibility
E – Education & Entrepreneurship
A – Ambition & Achievement
C – Community & Careers
H – Health & Humanity
RYI is a youth development program that has been in existence since 2002 and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Our target area is the Northeast side of Detroit. We have been featured in Ebony October 2009 and Essence in April 2010. In 2009, we received the Ebony Magazine Unsung Hero Award for our contributions to children and our community.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, SPONOR AN EVENT, SPONSOR A CHILD FOR AN EVENT,
MAKE A DONATION WHETHER MONETARY OR IN-KIND CALL (313) 559-4343.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE OUT TO: REACH: YOUTH INITIATIVE AND MAILED TO: PO BOX 34454, DETROIT, MI 48234.
RYI'S ANNUAL DETROIT TIGERS GAME