Reaching Higher, Inc

2023 Grants for Good Recipient

What is the grant for and how will it benefit the community?

Reaching Higher 4 Youth’s purpose is to reach as many young people as possible with our transformational program. Many young people in our community are dealing with increased depression, anxiety, withdrawal, and a lack of hope for the future. Our personal leadership program helps students rediscover the leader within and gives them the tools to move forward despite the challenges they may face.

Grant money will be added to the $5,000 Reaching Higher received in donations in memory of Eric Maxwell. Eric and Mindy both were instrumental in launching programs in Royal Oak and both committed to expanding Reaching Higher in that area. Reaching Higher will use the combined funds to strengthen existing programming in Royal Oak Schools by expanding into 5th grade, help launch anew program in Clawson Public Schools, and/or target other opportunities to expand in Oakland County. The combined funds (total project budget) would allow for four classes at $5,500 per class with an additional $3,000 to go toward training new instructors in Oakland County.

Grant secured in memory of Eric Maxwell