Reaching Higher is


Since 2014, Reaching Higher has grown from 2 after school sites, serving a little over 60 students to 4 after school sites, serving 350 students in Tulare County. We started our Campus Sidekicks Program that places our volunteers in classrooms of Tulare City Schools to ensure the success and growth of our students. To top it off, we have reached out again to serve students in need through our Athletic Training Program and 7on7 Team. We will be helping our athletes get into college to further their education and chase their dreams! 

These last couple of years have been defined with one slogan that can be found on the backs of all our volunteers...”Hope Dealers”!

Our main goal is to provide HOPE for those who need us the most. That means continually challenging ourselves to say “yes” to the needs of our community.

Reaching Higher seeks to break the cycle of generational poverty and despair in Tulare County one student at a time. Each day our staff and volunteers, give of themselves whole heartedly to encourage and provide HOPE to our students so that they can finish school and be successful.

We are committed to making an impact in our community!









Meet our Director

Ty Davis is born & raised in Tulare. He attended school in Tulare before graduating from the College of the Sequoias with his A.A. He finished his B.S. in Communications at Arizona State University. His entire life has been dedicated to Christ, serving youth, and his community. Before Reaching Higher he worked for four years with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias as a Unit Director both in Tulare & Visalia. Ty is an avid golfer, coaches football, and is a loving husband & Father! 

Meet our Board

Jake Bosma

Ag Industry 

Tulare Community Church

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Greg Smith

Large Animal Vet

Tulare United Methodist Church

Jack Hefflefinger

Retired Corrections Officer

Visalia First Assembly

Steve Beasly

Retired Corrections Officer

Visalia First Assembly

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Greg Peterson 

Family Life Pastor

Sunrise Community Church

Ryan Mitchell 

Youth Pastor

Tulare First Assembly of God

Willard Epps

Retired Tulare Fire Chief

Living Christ Church

Contact us at or

(559) 686-8576

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