Molokai Middle Benefits from R.E.A.C.H. Initiative

Molokai MiddleHONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui visited Molokai Middle School and learned about how his after-school initiative, R.E.A.C.H. is making a difference in student’s lives.  R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Academics, Culture and Health) provides an organizational framework for public middle and intermediate schools to offer expanded learning opportunities during after-school hours so students can stay on track toward high school graduation and be better prepared for future success.  Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui kicked-off R.E.A.C.H.’s pilot project at Mililani Middle School, where he announced the five schools that were selected to participate in the 2014 project.  Those schools are:  Mililani Middle, Hana High and Elementary, Kawananakoa Middle, Molokai Middle, and Waiakea Intermediate.

At MMS, programs funded by REACH include VEX robotics, chess, bridge building, flag football and many others, some of which MMS students have excelled at on a state, national and even international level.

Read an article about the lieutenant governor’s visit on the Molokai Dispatch:  Reaching for Excellence