[University Affairs] Helping first-generation students find their way

November 3, 2015

Pathways to Education has had resounding success in helping students from less privileged backgrounds graduate from school and continue on to college or university. The program began in 2001 in the poor Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto where, in less than a decade, the dropout rate plummeted to 10 percent from 56 percent and where an astonishing 80 percent of students who took the program enrolled in postsecondary education. The early intervention program has now expanded to communities across the country.