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.
Pathways to Education is helping youth from low-income communities 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 and the potential for a brighter future by providing leadership, expertise, and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates.
The Pathways Program provides an award-winning combination of academic, financial, individual, and social supports to youth in a safe, positive, and empowering space. The Program is delivered through local organizations who serve their communities through a team of staff and volunteers. With a framework that is flexible and resonates with local needs, they are able to leverage the credibility and inherent knowledge within the community.
The results of this unique program have been ground-breaking, improving graduation rates by an average of 75 per cent and 73% of all students who graduated from high school while in the Pathways Program have gone on to post-secondary education or training.