The primary goal of the Pathways to Education ProgramTM is to enhance the educational success of youth living in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona community. It seeks to address barriers to success in high school by providing youth with social, academic, financial and advocacy supports. The Pathways program is one element of the community-driven Our Place Graduation Strategy, a place-based approach to improving the educational success of children and youth living in the Inner City. The Strategy has brought together partners from the health, education, and social services sector, working collaboratively “to provide the necessary supports and services to children and families in order to ensure that the child will graduate from high school”.
Pathways to Education™ provide at no cost…Key supports to ensure that youth living in Strathcona area will successfully complete high school, continue on to post-secondary programs and become actively engaged in their career development. Pathways strives to increase the academic retention, attainment and success for high school students by closing the opportunity gap.