Grant #17: Andrea & Emily – REACH (Resources and Education for Adolescents and their children)
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REACH is a Service learning group that connects volunteers from The BU School of Medicine with five Boston-area shelters to provide twice monthly workshops for moms there. Local moms have an opportunity to learn about topics like child development, vaccines, and nutrition, while medical students learn from increased interaction with patients to become more informed and empathetic physicians. REACH volunteers will be using their $3,000 grant from the b.good Family Foundation to provide safe rides for volunteers to the shelter, coordinated t-shits to make them recognizable to clients, healthy snacks for workshop participants to boost attendance, and educational toys and games to help keep children involved and learning while their moms are at the workshops.