The Reichert House

The Reichert House Youth Academy for boys is located in Gainesville, Florida and was founded in 1987 by Gainesville Police Department Chief Tony Jones, the late Richard Baxter and Rosa Williams. The Reichert House has served over 2,200 boys for the past 32 years as a coordinated effort of care via courts, schools, behavior services, families, faith-based organizations, and the community.

The Reichert House program provides services designed to give youth opportunities to learn about themselves and to assist them in achieving a lifestyle that is free from substance abuse, violent crime, and incarceration. This program provides youth support to build positive lives for themselves so they can move into contributing roles in society. The cornerstone of the Reichert House program centers around three elements: 

Respect | Restraint | Responsibility

The Reichert House Staff consists of 10 Full-time city employees, 2 employees ( Kitchen staff), 3 part-time Teachers. and 2 GPD Staff on duty. Student Enrollment consists of 30 Elementary School, 60 Middle School, and 30 High School students.

The Reichert House Resources include:

  • Library Computer Lab
  • Cub Scouts Program
  • Service Kitchen
  • Tutoring- UF Students
  • Corner Drug Store

(Behavioral Services, courts, school, Parent Group)

The Reichert House Core Program Goals are:

Q Educational Achievement

The goal is to improve student’s academic skills, apply learning to everyday situations, embrace technology, and develop job skills.


Q Character and Discipline Development

The goal is to empower Reichert House students and improve the program and community relationship. Without the proper resources and support, the chances at becoming a successful engaged citizen is minimal for area youth. The Reichert House will cultivate relationships, promote a positive self-respect, and value cultural differences.

Q Health and Life Skills

The goal is to encourage positive lifestyles choices that will foster good fortune by setting personal goals and learning skills to be successful and become a self-sufficient adult.

Q Sports, Fitness and Recreation Enrichment

The goal is to offer fitness, sports, arts, and career preparation. We will develop positive use of leisure time and an appreciation for the environment. We offer sports with Para-Military training.

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