In the 2020-21 school year, the average graduation rate in the communities that Pathways serves was 76%
69% of Pathways graduates transitioned to post-secondary education or training in the 2020-21 school year
1:24 social return on investment—the Pathways Program delivers a social return of $24 on every dollar invested
When long-term effects of the Pathways Program were evaluated, findings showed that:
The annual income of graduates increased by 19% compared to their peers
The employment rate of graduates increased by 14% compared to their peers
Graduates experienced a reduced reliance on social assistance by more than a third
The Societal Benefits
Cycle of poverty
Graduating from high school increases lifetime earnings, helping to break the cycle of generational poverty.
High school graduation better positions young people for employment, providing a boost for the Canadian economy.
Increasing the high school graduation rate reduces public health care costs as graduates are more likely to live healthier lifestyles.
Workforce skills gap
Graduating from high school increases future potential as graduates can gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue further education or skilled professions.
High school graduates are more likely to vote, volunteer, donate to causes, and give back to their communities.
High school graduates earn more over their lifetime than their non-graduating peers, increasing their overall standard of living.
There are currently 31 Pathways Program locations across Canada helping thousands of youth graduate from high school and break the cycle of poverty.
Pathways Saint John
Pathways Thunder Bay
Ontario - Toronto
Pathways Lawrence Heights
Pathways Regent Park
Pathways Scarborough Village
Pathways City of Québec
Québec - Montréal
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