IN 2010, PATHWAYS SPRYFIELD LAUNCHED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP, CHEBUCTO CONNECTIONS IN SPRYFIELD, NOVA SCOTIA. CHEBUCTO CONNECTIONS SOUGHT OUT THIS PARTNERSHIP, AFTER HEARING FROM STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT GREATER SUCCESS IN EDUCATION WAS DESIRED IN THE COMMUNITY.
Pathways to Education is a national, community-based program, supporting youth education and helping students reach high school graduation. Our goal is to make sure that all eligible youth in the Spryfield area, are well equipped to pursue post-secondary education and/or meaningful employment.
How does Pathways Work?
The Pathways to Education Program provides four key supports to ensure that young people will successfully complete high school, continue on to post-secondary programs and become actively engaged in their career development.
The four supports are:
- Academic - Tutoring in five core subjects, four nights a week
- Social - Group mentoring for grades 9 and 10, specialty and career mentoring for grades 11 and 12
- Financial - Immediate financial support such as free bus tickets tied to attendance and a scholarship for post-secondary education (up to $4,000 per student in the program)
- Advocacy - Student-Parent Support Workers help connect teens, parents, school administration, teachers and community agencies
For more information on the origins and successes of the Pathways program, please visit www.pathwaystoeducation.ca
Pathways Spryfield is hosted by Chebucto Connections.
Creating possibilities together. www.chebuctoconnections.ca