South GA students join REACH scholarship program

South GA students join REACH scholarship program

Students across South Georgia will receive the support they need to continue their education from the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen Scholarship Program.

The REACH Scholarship Program staff will visit middle schools around south Georgia Wednesday morning for the program's Statewide Signing Day.

REACH, which was launched by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012, is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program.

The goal is to encourage students,starting in middle school, to continue their education to better prepare them for graduation and success in the workforce.

Governor Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and the REACH Georgia staff will travel the state to welcome 180 Georgia students to REACH.

They'll will visit Sumter, Decatur, Turner, Ben Hill, and Coffee county Wednesday.

Students and their families will sign contracts to uphold the program's requirements, much like athletic signing day ceremonies.

The program will have a total of 330 scholar participants.

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