RREACT Buddies Program
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is thrilled to announce a new mentoring initiative with the Columbus Division of Fire’s Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Team (RREACT). Building on the Columbus Division of Fire’s (CFD) excellence of civil service, ASAS participants will be matched with a first responder or “RREACT Buddy”. The RREACT Buddy will provide support, hope, and guidance to vulnerable children in our community.
Through this partnership, RREACT Buddies will help a child build life skills through resiliency, structure & encouragement, while also giving the child an opportunity to experience a healthy relationship with a first responder.
Kirstin Buckner, Mentorship Program Manager
Kirstin came to All-Stars from the Columbus Division of Fire. A native of Columbus, she attended Columbus Alternative High School and received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kirstin has almost 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families. She has worked on several initiatives in which she created and designed projects related to the dissemination of Trauma Informed Responsive Strategies and brain based interventions for children and families. She is a service oriented person who enjoys helping individuals and families achieve positive sustainable outcomes.
Families Interested in RREACT Buddies Program
Don’t miss out on this exciting new opportunity! For more information or to sign up for this program, please contact your After-School All-Stars Sr. Site Manager. Complete the application and return it to your ASAS Sr. Site Manager, and the RREACT Buddies Program Manager, Kirstin Buckner will contact you.
Interested in Being a RREACT Buddy Mentor?
If you are a First Responder (Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus Division of Police, or the Ohio State Highway Patrol) and would like to be a RREACT Buddy mentor or would like to learn more about the RREACT Buddy Program, please contact Kirstin Buckner.
Click here for a summary of the process of becoming a RREACT Buddy Mentor.