High School graduation rates in communities where our program is delivered have improved by an average of up to 85 per cent.
An Idea with Proven Impact
Since 2001, Pathways to Education has been recognized for its track record of producing outstanding results.
- Average youth participation rates of more than 80 per cent
- 71 per cent of students who graduated from high school while in the Pathways Program have gone onto post-secondary education or training
- The Pathways Program generates a $24 social return for every $1 invested (Boston Consulting Group)
What the Experts are Saying
Goss Gilroy Inc.’s independent evaluation of the Pathways to Education Program found that our program helps students to develop a wide spectrum of life skills that prepare them for life after high school, among other positive results.
McKinsey & Company’s report on student retention and success in Quebec identifies the Pathways Program as one of four programs most likely to reduce poverty and dropout rates in the province of Quebec.
Monitor Group partner and author of the book “Forces for Good” Heather McLeod Grant, says “never before have we seen such impressive results.”
United Nations independent expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall, highlights the Pathways Program as one of the most outstanding educational models seen during her 2009 visit to Canada.
The Boston Consulting Group concludes that Pathways to Education generates tremendous social economic value with a $24 return to society for every $1 invested in the Program. (Read more about the Boston Consulting Group’s Assessment of the Pathways to Education program)
Our Latest Results Summary
Pathways Program results continue to far exceed early hopes to reduce the dropout rate of youth in low-income communities to a level that was similar to the city average.
Today, close to 6,000 students have completed the Pathways Program and are already making their own mark in the world pursuing a wide range of education and career opportunities.