Reach Your Peak works to give youth ages 12-18, the resources to help them realize their personal potential and their community goals. RYP provides youth the courage, training, and tools to achieve their goals through activities related to goal-setting, education, fundraising, and volunteer service to turn their dreams into action.
Reach Your Peak strives to bring its D.R.E.A.M. curriculum and RYP events to classrooms and communities across America
Each school will have access to the Reach Your Peak curriculum and planning guide, a series of mapped out lessons and sample projects that will get youth started on their journey’s to becoming part of the community, as well as online tools to guide them on each journey to reaching their peaks.
Reach Your Peak also aims to educate students about how other youth of our nation and around the world are reaching their own peaks and potential, by advancing the development of their communities.
Each year we choose an ordinary individual(s) attempting an extraordinary venture. The Life Quest will be long in term and serve as motivation and inspiration for youth to follow as they take action on their own peaks. Using the D.R.E.A.M. curriculum RYP events will show students how they are accomplishing their own goals, as well as teaching them about the worlds they are involved in.
The D.R.E.A.M. Curriculum is an educational program, which clearly lays out the road map for youth to set their own goals and take action on them. It’s easy to follow and easy to remember with its 5 Step/10 Lesson curriculum. D.R.E.A.M. uses a two-pronged approach, having the students set both a Community Service goal as well as a Personal goal, in order to show its adaptability to any situation.
This program was created to get youth to think and to D.R.E.A.M. Its first lesson was created to jump start that process before any goals are even thought about or set, by having the students write an essay defining “What Reach Your Peak means to them”, in 250 words or less. The top essays from each school will be sent to RYP and winners chosen by our selection committee. Grants of varying monetary value will be awarded to those schools whose student(s) have been not only selected for their essay, but also on how thoroughly they took action on their goals. These grants will be used to further attain the needs of their school or communities.
“If we can teach youth from an early age to go after their dreams and give back to their communities, they will have a greater sense of self-confidence and responsibility, and a chance at continuing on that process for generations to come, as well as live more truthful and fulfilling lives.”
Michael Davis & Fabian Koss,
Co-Founders, Reach Your Peak
DREAM IDENTIFY YOUR GOAL
An ESSAY that will be evaluated, and help the students more clearly define what they want to accomplish. This will be the basis for our Essay Contest, which will reward students and schools with monetary grants to help them accomplish their goals, and channel money RYP raises directly to the Youth of our Nation.
RESEARCH RESEARCH YOUR GOAL
Learn everything there is to learn about your goal and how to accomplish it; Go to a library, the web, ask your parents and teachers for help.
EVALUATE EVALUATE AND PLAN YOUR GOAL
Now that you have all the information, you can evaluate your project and use RYP’s website along with other tools, to plan the execution of your goal.
ACTION TAKE ACTION ON YOUR GOAL
Time to put your idea in motion.
MOTIVATION MOTIVATE OTHERS AND SET FUTURE GOALS FOR YOURSELF
You've now REACHed YOUR current PEAK. You've learned how to set goals and go after them. This should build self-confidence from what you've learned, and you now have the road map and experience to motivate others to REACH THEIR OWN PEAKS.
RYP sponsor’s dollars will be distributed to the following channels:
1) Distribution of RYP Programs & materials to schools.
2) Grants to Essay Contest Winners.
3) Supporting Youth Service America, our Community Service Partner.
4) Event specific charitable organizations.
5) Many Hats Institute.
6) Other RYP supporting organizations, such as Best Buddies, etc.