The Pathways to Education provides a holistic combination of academic, financial, social, and one-on-one supports geared towards removing barriers to education and graduation, promoting healthy youth development. With the support of program staff and volunteers, youth set academic goals, address barriers to their education journey, and develop life skills.
In addition, the program offers resources and support for a successful transition to post-secondary education, training, or employment. Through program participation, youth become eligible for a scholarship towards post-secondary applications and tuition (subject to funding).
Youth can access the Virtual Pathways program which is an online only version of the program for youth living outside the Downtown Eastside/Strathcona communities or the Guildford and Whalley neighbourhoods.
You must be living in or connected to the Strathcona, Chinatown and Downtown Eastside communities, be 18 and under and be enrolled (or in the process) in high school.
Youth must be living in the Guildford or Whalley neighbourhoods, be 18 and under and be enrolled (or in the process) in high school.
Youth living in or around the Strathcona, Chinatown and Downtown Eastside, Guildford or Whalley neighbourhoods, be 18 and under and enrolled (or in the process) in high school.
Living in or connected to the V6A postal code in Vancouver.
Living in the Whalley or Guildford neighbourhoods in Surrey.
Attending Highschool or being in the process of attending school.
We welcome self-referrals, as well as referrals from schools and the community.
In the Virtual Pathways option, we accept youth living in or outside the communities we serve that are in high school and comfortable accessing academic support online.
Vancouver (Chinatown, Downtown Eastside and Strathcona neighbourhoods)
Monday – Friday varying hours