Buckeye REACH is an acronym for: Relationships and Education in Action through Community and Hope.
Buckeye REACH is a program that creates an opportunity for members of The Ohio State University community to build relationships with young people who are incarcerated in Ohio through the Department of Youth Services (DYS), as well as working with returning citizens through the development of a holistic re-entry program.
Buckeye REACH is a year-long commitment, recruiting undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about developing meaningful collaboration with facility residents. Transportation and carpools will be arranged to and from the correctional facilities.
Marian Wright Edelman says, "you can't be what you can't see." These students do not often see positive examples of people who look like them pursuing higher education.
In the 2016-2017 academic year Buckeye REACH will take place in the following correctional facilities:
- Circleville Juvenile Correctional - Circleville, Ohio
- Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center - Columbus, Ohio
For additional questions related to specific Buckeye REACH sites, please contact the following Site Leaders: