[Montreal Families] A program that helps kids graduate from high school

January 1, 2016

Across the country, 16 community centres currently offer the Pathways program, and three of those sites are in Montreal: Toujours Ensemble in Verdun, the YMCA in Point St. Charles and the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi in Lachine. ... The program is intended for those who are the most in need. They choose students from economically depressed neighbourhoods and then scout prospective participants by visiting Grade 6 classrooms to introduce the program to students before they enter high school. Participants have access to free after-school tutoring in a variety of core subjects, and financial help such as money for school uniforms and books or scholarships to pursue post-secondary education.