Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network (ROAAN)
The idea for Reach Out started at the “40 Years And Counting” (40YAC) 2005 Reunion in Tucson when the many of the 65-70 Era alumni were very dismayed to discover several former staff members and alumni had fallen on hard times.
In 2006, Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network was created as a fundraising organization to provide a emergency assistance to all the 22,000+ alumni who have participated in a cast of Up With People or one of its associated groups—Sing Out (65-66), MRA (65-68), PACE and World Smart.
We helped our first alumni in need in 2009. Since then, we have assisted over 19+ alumni in their greatest time of need. The economy has been very hard on so many of our alumni. Wouldn’t it be great to have a place to go for help? Reach Out was designed to provide emergency financial and non-financial assistance to alumni in need due to extreme special circumstances.
Reach Out is there for you in your time of need. Are you an alumni who is homeless, jobless, in need of urgent medical assistance? Alumni nationally and internationally have turned to us, when they had no where else to go!
To apply for anonymous assistance, please see our alumni in need page to download and submit an application.
To donate to help us help alumni, please see our Donate page.
Help alumni, join our Facebook group!
All donations are tax deductible and go to alumni in need.
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network (Reach Out/ROAAN)