As part of a series highlighting the expertise of Pathways staff, learn about a Pathways student’s journey with their mentor from Grade 9 to 11. Highlighting a popular strengths-based approach used by Pathways staff, this glimpse into a mentor-mentee relationship reflects how encouraging young people to focus on their strengths rather than their perceived deficits can foster trust and encourage the self-advocacy skills that young people need as they navigate their path to a successful future.
Rakoff, A. (2023). Learning from youth experts: Using a strengths-based approach. Toronto: Pathways to Education Canada.