Established in New York City in 1998, Reach the World (RTW) is the nation’s only nonprofit organization with the mission to link under-funded, low-performing elementary and middle schools to participatory, interdisciplinary online journeys. These journeys make the curriculum come to life by connecting students to real travelers in the real world.
From the field, our real travelers write weekly articles for the Reach the World website about global environmental studies themes that they encounter around the globe. These articles engage young students and make difficult science topics more accessible. The articles also provide students with the opportunity to learn important science and technology skills as an integrated part of the school day. RTW is the only company to focus exclusively on under-resourced communities to connect these students to the far reaches of the globe via online journeys.