Pathways alum shares her thoughts on the important role volunteering plays in society and why she thinks a strong culture of volunteerism is so important for today’s youth
When we talk about a successful career, we often mention how important work-life balance is and its role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The same can be said about our society when it comes to gender.
In response to the high number of young women dropping out of high school within their community, Pathways to Education in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montreal, developed a project called “She Heroes” to open up opportunities for young women and inspire them to succeed.
“The housing was pretty bad. We moved about every six months, maybe a year if we were lucky,” Roberts said.
"I've been thinking a lot lately about social capital, and how important it is to have access to opportunities that support our growth. We want to believe we're all working on a level playing field, but the reality is that the circles we run in often impact the goals we set for ourselves."
From Canada-wide initiatives to harnessing the power of small communities, these organizations are hoping to put poverty behind.
"Talking with Halifax principal Gord McKelvie restores your faith in the potential for schools to make a difference in the lives of teens in challenging circumstances."
“Of the excellent programs that do just that, Pathways to Education — born out of Toronto’s Regent Park in 2001 and now helping thousands of young people in eight provinces — shines as an example of how supporting young people living in low-income
Improving metropolitan school systems can be a Herculean challenge and it has defeated wave after wave of school reform initiatives.