215 Croghan Street Fremont, Ohio 43420
Ph: 419.332.1591 | Fax: 419.332.8666
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-4:30 & Fri. 8:30-4:00

The REACH career education program, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, is now in its fifthteen year.  It is designed to introduce area upper-elementary school students to the “world of work” by providing Consultants from Business Partner Chamber members who visit schools on a monthly basis to discuss the types of jobs available at their companies and to present lessons designed to encourage them to develop life skills that will assist in preparing them to join the workforce in the future.

Consultants utilize a curriculum book developed by the education department of The Ohio State University – Marion to present a series of lessons, reinforced by hands-on activities that include as a highlight a visit to the Business Partner’s place of business.

Some 8,000 fourth and fifth grade students throughout Sandusky County have benefitted from the REACH program since its launch in seven classrooms at Green Springs School in 2003. For the 2017-2018 school year over 825 students in 35 classrooms in 13 schools are being “reached” by Consultants from 27 Business Partners!

To learn more about becoming a classroom consultant or financial partner, contact Jim Miranda at the Chamber office at 419.332.1591 or reach@scchamber.org.



Clyde/Green Springs School: 7 fourth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: Elmwood Assisted Living of Fremont (2 classrooms), Whirlpool/Clyde Div., Impact Credit Union, Fremont Federal Credit Unionl and Croghan Colonial Bank (2 classrooms)

Fremont City Schools:
Atkinson Elementary School:2 fifth-grade classrooms:
Business Partners: Fremont Federal Credit Union and Elmwood Assisted Living of Fremont

Croghan Elementary School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms:
Business Partners:  Wendy's Restaurant and Style Crest

Hayes Elementary School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
Business Partners:  Valley View Health Campus and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

Lutz Elementary School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
Business Partner: Century Die Co. and Croghan Colonial Bank

Otis Elementary School: 2 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County and Anjulina's Catering & Banquet Hall

Stamm Elementary School: 3 fifth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: Motion Control Robotics, LLC, Time Staffing and Green Bay Packaging

Washington Elementary School: 1 fifth-grade classroom
Business Partner: Yeagle Faems

Old Fort Elementary School: 2 fourth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and Old Fort Banking Company

Sacred Heart School: 2 fifth grade classroom
Business Partners: Fremont Federal Credit Union and Ohio State University Extention-Sandusky County

Woodmore Elementary School: 3 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Luckey Farmers, Inc., Martin-Marietta Magnesia Specialties and Fremont Federal Credit Union

Hilfiker Elementary School: 4 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Reino Linen Service, Sandusky County Auditor and Terra State Community College 

Lakota Middle School: 4 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Vanguard/Sentinal Career Center, Mid-Wood, Inc. Terra State Community College and Freeman Company

Bellevue Elementary School: 6 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Janotta & Herner, Croghan Colonial Bank, Heuter Toledo, The Bellevue Hospital, The Willows of Bellevue, Whirlpool/Clyde Div.



  • Alkon Corporation
  • Bemis, Inc.
  • Croghan Colonial Bank
  • Flex-TempEmployments Service, Inc.
  • Freeman Company
  • Fremont Federal Credit Union
  • Impact Credit Union
  • Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co., Inc.
  • Reino Linen Service
  • Sandusky County Human Resource Management Association
  • Style Crest, Inc.
  • The Fremont Company
  • Unique Fabrications, Inc.
  • United Way of Sandusky County (REACH is a United Way supported program)
  • Woodbridge Corporation


  • Exploring the World of Work
  • In the Workplace
  • Jobs That Match My Talents and Interests
  • Habits and Attitudes That Make Good Workers
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Teamwork and Interdependence
  • Communication
  • Making Decisions
  • Technology
  • Review and Wrap-Up