Who We Are

Reach Out, Inc. is a non-profit organization that educates and promotes awareness about the perils of illegal drugs, alcohol abuse, tobacco, crime, violence, prejudice, and life threatening diseases such as AIDS and Cancer. This New Jersey based non-profit organization was founded in 1989 by Lori Michaels, who at the time was only sixteen years of age. For over 25 years, Reach Out, Inc. and its volunteers have been inspiring people, especially our youth to attain their personal potential, and to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Our Work

Children and teens are at the center of what we do. They face tough issues like drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, violence, prejudice, poverty, and disease. We don't preach. We don't judge. And we're certainly not quiet. Instead, we try to reach them in a unique and powerful way - through music and dance.

Since 1989 we've been working with schools and local and national organizations to create:
• Motivational speaking engagements
• In-school assemblies and performances
• Customized awareness and prevention programs
• Health and fitness presentations

We customize each high-energy performance to focus on a specific issue and to appeal to the needs of the children or teens in the audience.

Our Philosophy

We're committed to doing the real work of youth development and community outreach because we believe that our youths have great potential. Potential to look beyond the present and envision a better future. Potential to reach out to others and positively affect the world. Potential to shake up the status quo and make a real difference.

We strive to:
• Engage children and teens through music, dance, and positive messages
• Inspire children and teens to get involved in constructive activities and community service
• Empower children and teens to make informed decisions that enhance their lives
• Educate children and teens about important social and health issues that may affect them

How You Can Help

Join the Reach Out family by making a contribution. Your contribution helps us inspire kids, teens & adults to reach their full potential and make positive choices for life. Our work would not be possible without your commitment and generosity.

Reach Out, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are used to support our programs and related services to help our community (and yours)!

If you would like to contribute by mail, please make checks payable to Reach Out, Inc. and mail to:

Reach Out, Inc.
P.O. Box 492
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

If you and/or your company would like to sponsor a specific Reach Out, Inc. program, kindly call us at (201) 943-2711 or send an email with your contact information at