About Pathways to Education™
Pathways is available (at no cost to families) to students living in the Lawrence Heights and Neptune Drive communities. We work with high school students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 to help them improve school attendance and academic achievement, giving increased opportunities and encouragement to pursue post-secondary education and develop career options.
Pathways provides the following student supports (subject to funding):
A Tutoring program for students to work with volunteer tutors twice a week.
Social and Career Support
Group mentoring for grade 9 and 20 students.
Specialty/Career Mentoring grades 11 and 12.
1) TTC tickets or lunch vouchers based on school attendance.
2) A post-secondary education scholarship.
Staff/Advocacy SupportEach student is assigned a Student/Parent Support worker (SPSW) who works closely with students, parents, schools and Pathways program staff to provide encouragement and support to succeed in high school.
Following an extensive community engagement process, Pathways to Education program in Lawrence began in the fall of 2007 with local youth entering grade 9. The focus is on providing supports after school to help youth successfully complete high school. Based on the successful model in Regent Park, the program aims to significantly reduce the high school dropout rate and increase the chances of local youth completing post-secondary education.