Welcome to the Pathways to Education community page for Scarborough Village!
About the Scarborough Village Community
Scarborough Village is located in the southeast end of Toronto. The community is ethnically and linguistically diverse and is densely populated predominantly by newcomers and first-generation immigrants from South Asian, Middle Eastern and Caribbean countries. There are 15,000+ residents within a two kilometre area and a high proportion of single-parent families, children and youth. Almost one-third of students living in Scarborough Village are not completing high school.
Scarborough Village is a community in which many residents are active and engaged. However, it is also wrestling with many socio-economic issues related to poverty, unemployment, education, affordable housing, immigration, and family breakdown. Other youth issues include: few links between the schools and families in the community; poor transportation access; lack of access to commercial and community services (no high school, bank or post office in the community); and very little after school programming.
In October 2005, Toronto City Council designated Scarborough Village as one of 13 priority neighbourhoods, requiring infrastructure investment and improvement of community services. Accordingly, Pathways Scarborough was launched in the fall of 2009 with 83 grade 9 students registering for the program that first year – 75% of the eligible population. The Scarborough Village Pathways to Education Program is offered through an alliance between United Way of Greater Toronto and Pathways Canada.
The catchment area for Scarborough Pathways is:
South: Eglinton Ave East
East: Kingston Road
North: Cougar Court
West: Mason Road
Three addresses on Kingston Road: 3190, 3370, 3392
The Scarborough Village Pathways to Education Program is located at:
1-3545 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1M 1R6
Tel: 647-351-0091 x 222
How to Join
All students in the geographic catchment area are eligible to enrol in the Pathways program, regardless of their academic performance or economic circumstance. Initial enrolment begins in grade 9 and students remain in the program until the end of grade 12, however students may join the program in any high school grade where applicable. The Pathways program is at no cost to the participants. If you would like to join the Pathways program and are currently enrolled in grades 9 – 11, you or your parent/guardian can contact Ronni Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Volunteer
The Pathways to Education Program requires skilled and committed volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative program, which can make a positive difference in the lives of youth and their families. Both one-on-one and group tutoring positions are available and training is provided. Recruitment is ongoing. Join the dedicated team of Pathways volunteers and you will see how your time contribution will make a difference in the lives of Scarborough’s youth.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in the Pathways Scarborough program, please contact the following people and let know them your area of interest and expertise:
- Group Mentoring: Lorna Richards, Program Supervisor - Mentoring, at email@example.com.
- Tutoring: Hussein Jadavji, Supervisor of Academic Support, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For complete program information, please contact:
Tel: 647-351-0091 x 222
Or visit the website:
Pathways to Education Scarborough is administered by host agency Youthlink, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the support, guidance and opportunities to vulnerable youth so that they can make positive life choices. To visit Youthlink’s’s website, please click here.
- The Pathways program is delivered through local community organizations
- All high school aged youth living within the program’s catchment area are eligible to participate
- With average sign-up rates over 81%, Pathways is a collective movement of the community for education