Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Pathways to Education

Elizabeth Cohoe, Amanda Dyson, Gary CasselElizabeth Cohoe, Amanda Dyson, Gary Cassel, Martin Thomas

Grant Amount: $3,735

The Organization

Pathways to Education empowers high-school-aged youth who live in Rideau Heights and Inner Harbour Neighbourhoods.  Youth in their program are working towards graduating from high school with the goal of attending post-secondary education, securing meaningful employment, or entering a skilled trade. Pathways currently serves 350 students and supports close to 300 program alumni.

The Work Supported by the Grant

Drawing on a 2018 program evaluation, Pathways will expand its catchment area to work with students In Grade 7 & 8 from feeder schools. A Facilitator of Group Mentoring will work at Molly Brant and St. Francis schools twice a week, teaching an experiential learning curriculum and building strong relationships. The grant will provide food, transportation, and materials for the program. Forty students will benefit from this program expansion.

The second use of the grant will be a program called Pathways Academy, for students to develop hard and soft skills to make their way in the world. The program includes field trips and exploration of employment. The funding will be used for an outdoors club, where students will learn how to be active in nature and to care for themselves.