"The Reach Foundation workshops are always valuable, and in my experience students are challenged so much in only 90 minutes and come out far more aware of the issues facing them and their peers."
Dave, Student Wellbeing, NSW.
"I was really impressed with the skill of the presenter in encouraging students to openly speak about the challenges they had faced, without forcing them to work too extensively outside of their comfort zones. All students indicated a positive outcome from the workshops, and many have taken the initiative to extend the benefits from the workshop into their greater communities."
Naomi, Year 9 Coordinator, Doncaster Secondary, Vic.
"The Reach workshop was a brilliant eye-opener for the students. It gave many students that feeling that they could finally be open with their peers about their thoughts and feelings and gave some students some much needed recognition. Upon speaking to the students afterwards it was clear to see that they appreciated this opportunity to express themselves and feel "at home" with each other."
Kerrin, Teacher, St Joseph's Secondary, Vic.
"I liked that everyone had a chance to speak and share their ideas. This way we could tell how everyone was feeling and the presenters really reached out to us and encouraged us to be more confident."
Maree, Year 9, NT.
"I liked that it encouraged people to open up about how they were feeling. I saw sides to people that I'd never seen before."
Jake, Year 10, Vic.
"It gave me tons more self confidence to be able to speak my opinion and to not be afraid of doing things I want due to being afraid of being judged."
Chris, Year 9, Vic.
"It made me want to open up infront of people and also made me feel more confident. even though i was kind of nervous to get up and speak i loved listening. also it made me realize how much I'm grateful for having my parents and the life I have."
Ahmed, Year 9, NSW.