The Daily Camera: “Resourcefulness, rather than resources, is key to a hopeful future”

In this opinion article by Jim Mittelman, the author shares the inspiring story of REACH founders John and Joyce Wanda.


While many governments are narrowing their responsibilities to society, particularly social policy—education, healthcare, and cultural amenities—REACH offers a model of how to fill the gap. It portends a social transformation that can be replicated. Asked to identify the model’s foremost accomplishment, John and Joyce responded: “Getting parents and students to believe in themselves.” Given opportunities, they can perform at a top level. And these kids will shape the future.

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