Sherbrooke is the first affiliated site in the Pathways to Education family. The youth organization Maison Jeunes-Est offers an adapted version of the Pathways Program to two cohorts of Secondary 1 and Secondary 2 students in the eastern part of the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Called Accès 5, the Program supports 70 students who come from a disadvantaged borough and have been referred by the local elementary schools. They all attend La Montée high school.
Supports include tutoring, group mentoring activities, and financial assistance. Youth workers will also give continuous support to the students throughout the duration of their high school education.
Accès 5 is a pilot Program and the local centre has partnered with the University of Sherbrooke to include thorough program evaluation of the practices and outcomes.
Founded in 1983, Maison Jeunes-Est offers an array of services to young people between the ages of 12 to 19, including a safe house and a youth centre. The organization works with about 1,200 youth each year.
La Maison Jeunes-Est
Students attending the Program come from one high school: École secondaire de la Montée situated in the North-East part of Sherbrooke.
393 rue King Est
Phone : 819.821.1999
Fax : 819.821.5966
Accès 5 program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]