Reaching HIGHER

After School Programs Mentoring Christian Principles School Adoptions Academic Success 

Character Development Church Partnerships Tutoring Football Program College Readiness 



We do all of these things with the mission...

To help young people in the community identify and develop their gifts, to encourage them, give them hope and become followers of Jesus Christ.

Reaching Higher started in 2014 as an after school program at two sites and serving a little over 60 students. Seven years later, through partnerships with local churches, we now operate four after school sites, serving over 350 students in Tulare County. Additionally, 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 7-on-7 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. Recently, we have said yes to becoming the Local Implementing Partner for CarePortal, a technology platform that connects the local church to real-time needs of the local child welfare system.

Reaching Higher seeks to break the cycle of generational poverty and despair in Tulare County one child 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 for years to come. We are committed to making an impact in our community!


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Meet our Director

Ty Davis is born and 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 and Visalia. Ty is an avid golfer, coaches football, and is a loving husband & father! 

Ty Davis, Executive Director

Meet our Child Resource Advocate

Claire Hall was born and raised in Michigan where she attended the University of Michigan and earned her B.A. in Elementary Education. After teaching 5th grade for a few years, she became the Children's Ministry Director at a church in Holland, MI while her husband went to seminary. Claire and her husband just moved to Tulare in summer of 2020 for her husband to serve as a Pastor at Tulare Community Church. Claire will be serving in a new capacity as Reaching Higher works to expand upon its Child Advocacy Resources to connect the Church to local needs, beginning with the technology platform called CarePortal. Learn more here!

Claire Hall, Child Resource Advocate

Meet our Board

Jake Bosma

Ag Industry 

Tulare Community Church

Willard Epps

Retired Tulare Fire Chief

Living Christ Church

Mario Flores

Community Director for Lighthouse Rescue Mission & Church Planter

Tulare Community Church

Greg Peterson 

Family Life Pastor

Sunrise Community Church

Steve Beasly

Protective Services Teacher, Campus Life Mentor (Alpine Vista)

& Retired Corrections Officer

Visalia First Assembly

Brandon Dykstra


Tulare Community Church




(559) 686-8576


1820 Gem St.

Tulare, CA


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