BonaReach harnesses the resources and programs available at St. Bonaventure University as well as from the outlying community to enhance accessibility of academic and extracurricular opportunities for local high school students.
An abundance of empirical and statistical data indicates that Cattaraugus County, and by extension the communities of Olean and Allegany, are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Consequently, grade-school students have lesser means to fulfill their academic interests and are presented weaker extracurricular avenues when compared to their counterparts from other areas, demonstrating a clear need for community-initiated support.
St. Bonaventure University has strong partnerships with the surrounding regions and, using its capital resources, organizes numerous activities in multiple areas: academic clubs, the arts, multicultural clubs, honor societies, leadership, service & advocacy, spiritual life, student media & publications, networking events and faculty talks.
Opening such an environment to this young demographic through voluntary tutoring, providing an interface for high school involvement in collegiate affairs and sponsoring a scholarship program serves as the premise for the foundation of this organization, BonaReach.
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