Every year, thousands of Canadian students make the life-altering decision to drop out of high school. In some of the country’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods, up to 50 per cent of students do not graduate from high school, taking a dramatic toll on our communities, our health and justice systems, and our economy.
Since 2001, Pathways to Education has been helping youth from low-income communities to graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education, training, or employment. Pathways addresses the barriers that can stand in the way of high school graduation by providing leadership, expertise, and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates.
Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.
The results of this unique program have been groundbreaking, improving graduation rates by an average of 85 per cent across Pathways communities. Over 73 per cent of all students who graduated from high school while in the Pathways Program have gone onto post-secondary education or training.