The Pathways to Education Program™ is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.
Annual data continues to prove the program’s effectiveness in:
Founded in 2001, Pathways operates in 20 communities across Canada. In the Kitchener area, the program is available in two communities:
The program is open to any high school student living on one of the streets in the target areas.
Currently, Pathways Kitchener is working with over 600 students in the two communities. Pathways students have shown a marked improvement since the program began in September 2007, as they achieve higher grades, attend school more regularly, and focus on the expectations and requirements of their educational plans. Programming is offered in multiple locations throughout the Kingsdale and Chandler-Mowat communities, and the Student Support Workers are meeting with students in 17 high schools in the area.
The program is structured around four pillars of support: Academic, Social, Financial, and One-on-One.
Whether you’re a student, a parent, or a volunteer, find out more information and discover how Pathways makes a difference.