REACH Signing Week 2017

New REACH Scholars from Forsyth County prepare to sign their letters of commitment.

More than five hundred students became new REACH Georgia Scholars during Georgia’s statewide signing week, which began October 2nd and concluded October 6th. The REACH Georgia program now includes nearly 1,200 students in 103 school systems across the state.

In celebration of these students, Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal attended signing events in several counties around the state. Launched by Governor Deal in 2012, the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students, starting in middle school, to persist in their educational pursuits.

Students in the program are provided with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve postsecondary success and be prepared for the 21st century Georgia workforce.

“REACH Signing Week is a great way for us to celebrate the students that are signing REACH contracts and committing themselves to bettering their educational success,” stated Governor Deal.

“These students are our great state’s future, and by seeing the dedication and determination they have for their education shows just how bright Georgia’s future is.”

As part of REACH Signing Week, each school system participating in the program sponsors a REACH signing ceremony, during which new REACH scholars sign contracts to maintain a grade point average, uphold good attendance, and meet with mentors and academic coaches while remaining crime, drug, and behavior issue free. Parents and guardians also sign contracts signaling their support of their student’s endeavors.


The Photo Gallery has images from REACH Signing Day events across the state.