On November 15, 2012, Pathways to Education Ottawa Program Manager Dawn Lyons and student Assan Omar dropped by CTV Morning Live to discuss the Pathways to Education program.
The Pathways to Education Program® is an innovative, community-based program that helps young people succeed in and graduate from high school and move on to post-secondary education and meaningful employment. The program works in partnership with schools and the local community to provide a comprehensive set of academic, financial and social supports to youth living in low-income neighbourhoods, starting in Grade 9 and continuing on until high school graduation.
The program was founded in Toronto’s Regent Park community in 2001, and now operates in 12 communities across Canada, including Ottawa.
The results of this unique program have been groundbreaking, reducing high school drop-out rates by as much as 70 per cent, and increasing the rate at which youth go on to college or university by up to 300 per cent.