Pathways to Education

Caroline Acker.
Recommended Charity, Charity Intelligence (2015-2009). WISE Award for transformative impact on education and societies (2013). Youth Impact Award, Rotary Club Toronto West Chapter (2009).

A programme providing holistic support to youth from low-income communities to help them graduate from high school and move on to post-secondary education, training, or employment in order to break the cycle of poverty. Academic support, financial assistance and mentoring activities are offered alongside the school system to tackle existing barriers.

Impact indicators


  • Participation of young students is higher than 80% in communities where Pathways operates, and the retention rate in the programme is 87.9%.



  • 74% of all students who graduated from high school while in the Pathways programme have gone on to post-secondary education or training.
Implementation progress

In 2018, the initiative was presented in Rotterdam within the framework of the Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion (ACSI) project to study its local implementation.

Última actualización 2020