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CONNECTED LIFE COACHING: More than a trend | 1/13/2017

Life Coaching is more than a trend it is a Life Resolution

When setting a New Year’s resolution we sometimes find that the resolution is much less optional than we would like it to be. It can be something as necessary as getting healthy to see more years or paying off debt so you can enjoy the years ahead. Many of the students we work with are realizing they need to make “the not so optional life resolution” to change.

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VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAM: Karl Hus Tells ALL! | 1/6/2017

Donate_edited-1As we begin 2017, we asking you to become a monthly donor through our Resolution to Give Campaign. Find out how your monthly donation will make a local and global impact.


Read Karl’s interview and find out what BIG new project we have in Baja Mexico.

karlRaquel: How are you feeling about the move to Baja? What are you most looking forward to?

Karl: I am kind of excited and a little scared. Which I think is healthy. Since I have been down to Vicente so much, I know some things to expect and some I do not. I am most looking forward to spending time with the people we have already built houses for in the past. People that we have already made a connection with.

Raquel: How many American youth have you lead in volunteering abroad work over your career?

Karl: I believe about 2500 people.

Raquel: How will the StudentReach Baja base help the at-risk youth of America become better citizens?

bajaKarl: It will give them a familiar place to come and do great things all year long. They will have a chance to work along side people and help someone else in need succeed.    

Raquel: Tell me about the Orphanage. What will make it unique from other providers in the area?

Karl: Our model for the “Orphanage will be two fold. 1. A day care center. Where parents will be able to drop off their children each day and pick them up at the end of the day. The children will be able to get food, clothing, education and job training. 2. For those who don’t have parents they will be placed in family that have children already. The parents will be trained and educated on parental communication and parental skills. It will be more of a foster care then a typical orphanage. Keeping the family unit so each child gets the most one to one contact.

Raquel: How do you see the communities and Mexican youth changed in Vicente Guerrero Baja, Mexico from the permanent presence of StudentReach?

baja3Karl: Since we have built 68 homes in the last 9 years we have seen a thriving communities with hope in their eyes. People realize they can actually get ahead in life. They can go to school and get a good job and provided for their families. What we bring besides money, housing and “things” is hope. Hope that they can have a safe, clean and warm house with a lockable door. That someone does care about them. They are not alone in this world. That some people are looking outside of themselves to help others. We see parents have hope that their children will have a better life and future than they had.

Raquel: What types of projects will the American families and Students participate in when they help on the base?

baja2Karl: Primarily is the continuation of building homes for homeless families, however we will be building a summer camp, job training facilities and educational facility. Where people can come and get their education, job skills and enjoy life! American’s will be able to help in the building process, spending time with the orphan children, education, helping with job training and feeding and clothing those that have almost nothing.

Raquel: You have spent the past 8 years building homes in baja and know the needs of the community. What needs does the community have and why do you think StudentReach is the best organization to help?

baja6Karl: The community needs hope. Most people believe that everyone has forgotten them. We come in and remind them that humanity is still basically good and we can help each other. Some of the basic needs are, education; 90% of 14 years stop their education and go to work in the fields. We want to provide educational classes at night and the weekends for those that have to work during the day. We want to provide job training skills for those that want to do something other than work in the fields for $6 a day 12 hours a day. We want to train people in carpentry, baking, masonry, teaching, nursing/medical, dentistry and much more.

2016-07-23-02-23-18StudentReach is best suited for this because of their network of people that desire to help people get the skills to work in different fields. Like teaching for instance, we have teachers who have committed to come and teach these skills. People area willing to spend 1-6 month working and training people to have these skills. StudentReach is committed to finding more people that are willing to help those who need help.

Raquel: What would you tell a Student from America to get them to come and help in Baja?

Karl: No matter what you don’t have here in America, people in Baja have so much less. It is time for you to give back. Come with us and start giving back. 


NEXT UP: How your local school can change your community. (Check back on 1/20/2017)

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Making Changes


StudentReach has seen change this second half of the year and it’s all for the better! Below are a few new things happening at StudentReach.


SF Bay Area meets StudentReach. Great relationships with other youth advocates and workers in the SF Bay Area have led to  SR gaining one of those remarkable people to our staff. Robert Rickett has joined us and is actively working on reaching the at-risk youth of the bay area through our programming. This week will be presenting our CONNECT3D assembly at Mclymonds High School in the heart of Oakland, a school that has experienced a great deal of tragedy and violence this past school year. Robert’s heart to help the students in the Bay Area is going to be instrumental in bringing our effective and life changing programs to more hurting youth.




pic10Lake County youth receiving our award-winning programming.
As we spread our reach beyond the border of Sacramento with our life coaching program, we are finding many more students in need. Under the direction of Rise Above Director Mason Gizard we have implemented our life coaching program in Lake County. Many of the students in Lake County are extremely vulnerable and are in desperate need of our programming. Through a partnership with the Wellness Coalition we have a weekly class running through the end of the year with great anticipation for future growth in the new year. We are grateful to be apart of developing youth there into outstanding and healthy citizens.

RefEmilyugee Youth gain a new Coach
Becoming accessible has been a huge goal of ours for the past year and half. We wanted to make our class easily available to our students so they don’t have to miss because of a transportation issue. This fall we achieved this goal! We are now on campus with our Refugee Life Coaching class every week. This is a huge change to our program and provides the ability for our students to
participate in multiple after school programs on campus, including our own. We also are welcoming a NEW Coach to the team – Emily Cortese! Her work at a local refugee resettlement agency brings to StudentReach a professional who not only cares, but understands the plights that many of our refugee students are facing. This addition will help us to more effectively build healthy relationships and meet the needs of refugee youth.



Baja Dreams become a REALITY! Some of our followers and supporters know about all the humanitarian work that we have been doing in Rural Baja Mexico for the past 8 years. We are now working towards building a permanent base of operations and orphanage for youth and families in need. Karl Hus is taking on the task of managing and developing this HUGE dream of Jeff and Tanya Devoll. Karl will be moving to Baja Mexico this upcoming January allowing StudentReach to have greater impact on the youth and families we serve there.



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