REACH

Dawson County 2020-2021 REACH Scholars 


In 2021, Dawson County Schools will announce its 7th cohort of REACH Georgia Scholars. REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen. REACH is a needs-based scholarship program designed to promote academic success and expand access to higher education.

The program requires students to sign contracts to maintain a certain grade point average, appropriate behavior, good attendance, and remain drug and crime-free.  The scholars also commit to meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach until they graduate from high school.  Additionally, the student’s parents or guardians sign contracts to support their student through their education.  When these scholars graduate from high school, they will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship to be used at a HOPE eligible Georgia two or four-year college.  Many colleges will match this scholarship, and some will double-match the scholarship, providing scholars additional resources for their education beyond high school.


Dawson County Schools is fortunate to partner with the Next Generation Clubhouse.  Next Generation is a positive youth development center that emphasizes in-school and after-school mentoring (both 1:1 and group), STEaM activities, tutorial support, life skills, job skills, prevention, field trips, community service, and parent engagement.  For more information about Next Generation, click HERE.  

For more information about the REACH program or to learn how to become a Dawson REACH volunteer, contact Nathan Hand at nathan.hand@dawson.k12.ga.us.

 Dr. Nathan Hand
Director of Secondary Schools
(706) 265 - 3246 Ext. 1041
nathan.hand@dawson.k12.ga.us