Pathways to Education's innovative, community-based Program has been helping youth in low-income communities stay in school, graduate from high school, and achieve their full potential for more than a decade. Working in partnership with governments, community partners, schools, school boards, and hundreds of diverse volunteers who share their talent and wisdom, Pathways to Education is helping to break the cycle of poverty through education and enable strategic, long-term social change.
Pathways to Education works within the community and alongside the school system, providing after-school tutoring, mentoring, and financial assistance to address the barriers that can stand in the way of education. Each student benefits from a personal relationship with their Student/Parent Support Worker – part counsellor, advocate, confidante, social worker, and mediator – who motivates and guides students and their families, brings insight that can’t be found on report cards, and holds students accountable to the contract they sign in order to participate in the Program.
Embedded within trusted local organizations, and dedicated to equality, inclusion, and accessibility, the Program is available to all students of high school age within the communities Pathways to Education serves. With average sign-up rates of more than 80 per cent, Pathways to Education is a collective movement of the community for education.