YouthLink is proud to offer the award-winning Pathways to Education program to high school students living in Scarborough Village. Every year we support hundreds of young people across the 4 grades of high school in completing their studies. Our shared aim is that they graduate from high school and move on to university, college, a training program or a job!
Since our launch here in 2009, our YouthLink Pathways staff have been working alongside different teachers, Boards of Education and community members. Together, through after-school tutoring, mentoring and financial assistance, we are removing barriers to educational attainment among the students in this program.
For more information on the national Pathways to Education program, click HERE.
Where does YouthLink’s Pathways Scarborough Village program take place?
You’ll find YouthLink’s Pathways to Education office at 1 – 3545 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1M 1R6 (Markham and Kingston Road, SE corner, behind the medical building.)
Our phone number is 647-351-0091 and fax number is 647-351-0092.
Our office is open from 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, and from 9am until 5pm on Fridays.
To help you succeed, we offer:
Academic supports: Free tutoring 4 nights a week in the five core subjects;
Social supports: One-to-one mentoring to Grade 9 to 12 students; group mentoring to Grade 9 and 10 students; and specialty and career mentoring to Grade 11 and 12 students;
Advocacy supports: The help of our Student Parent Support Workers in connecting other youth, parents, school administrators, teachers and community agencies to help you succeed; and
Financial supports: Immediate financial support(s) such as bus tickets to help with school attendance. Post-secondary education bursaries are also available, depending on funding availability and your participation in the program for at least 2 full years.
The YouthLink Pathways program is free to participants. To be eligible you must:
What doesn’t matter is the school you go to so long as it is in Toronto, your grades or your income.
Step 1: Pre-register by calling 647-351-0091 ext. 221 or visiting our office at visit our office located at 3545 Kingston Road, Unit 1.
Step 2: Register in person. For that you will need to bring and show us proof of your address.
Step 3: Re-register every year until you complete high school.
You certainly can: if you’re 18 years of age or older, in a post-secondary program, working or retired, and can supply a valid police reference check. If that’s you, then read on!
The YouthLink Pathways to Education Program requires skilled and committed volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors.
Join the dedicated team of Pathways volunteers and help YouthLink to provide support and guidance to young people in making positive life choices.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in this program, please contact the following people and let know them your area of interest and expertise
*To be a volunteer you must be over 18 years of age and complete a clear criminal reference check.
For complete general information or more program information, please contact:
For non-program questions or to share any concerns, please contact:
Ronni Gorman, Senior Program Manager, 647-351-0091 x 222, Ronni.Gorman@youthlink.ca
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