At Pathways to Education we believe that youth in our communities have within them tremendous strength, resilience, and potential. Pathways programming unlocks this potential through a community-based program proven to lower high school drop out rates.
For the 2016/17 school year, Pathways to Education programming is being offered to youth entering grade 9 who reside in the Waterloo Village and South End neighborhoods of Saint John. The program supports youth and their families through a variety of free supports:
- Academic Support: through a tutoring program
- Social Support: through a mentoring program
- Financial Support: through bi-weekly incentives and a scholarship
- Advocacy Support: though their own Youth Advisor
Pathways to Education is a national organization that works in partnership with the Teen Resource Centre (TRC), a local leader in helping youth reach their full potential.
The Pathways model has been proven to increase high school graduation within their target communities by 70%. Of these graduates, 73% have gone on to pursue post-secondary education and training.