Pathways to Education for Scarborough Village


YouthLink is proud to offer the award-winning Pathways to Education program in Scarborough Village. Since the launched in 2009, we now support over 400 young people across all 4 grades of high school. We help youth graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education. Our Pathways program works alongside the school system, providing after-school tutoring, mentoring and financial assistance to address any barriers that can stand in the way of education.


Steve, SV Pathways to Education



What does the program offer?


  • Academic support – To help you succeed we have free tutoring 4 nights a week in the five core subjects in Scarborough Village.

  • Social Support – We offer mentoring to Grade 9-12 students; Group mentoring for Grade 9-10 students and specialty and career mentoring for Grade 11 & 12 students.

  • Advocacy Support – Our Student Parent Support Workers help connect youth, parents, school administration, teachers and other community agencies to help you succeed.

  • Financial Support – Immediate financial support(s) such as bus tickets are available to help with school attendance, and Post-Secondary education bursaries available. (Subjected to funding availability; must be in the program for 2 full years)


How to Join


The Pathways program is at no cost to participants. All students in the catchment area are eligible to enroll in the Pathways program, regardless of their academic performance or economic circumstance. The catchment area in include areas around Eglinton East, Markham and Kingston Roads and in one of the buildings.  To see if you are eligible, please see the Pathways building eligibility list.


If you would like to join the Pathways program and are currently enrolled in high school, the student or parent/ guardian(s) should call the Pathways office to pre-register for the program, or make an appointment if it is during our registration time. You will need to bring and provide proof of address of the student, proof of grade of the student and Ontario Health Card information at the time of registration. Students who were born in 1998 or later are eligible to register. Students may be attending any school or board in Toronto and registration takes place once a year, from May to the end of September. Reminder: If you are currently enrolled in Pathways, you need to re-register every year.


Read about Deborah’s story. To learn more about the program or to pre-register, please contact 647-351-0091 ext. 221 to make an appointment or visit our office located at 3545 Kingston Road, Unit 1.


How to Volunteer


Want to be part of an innovative program and make a positive difference in your community and in the lives of youth and their families? We can use your help!


The Pathways to Education Program requires skilled and committed volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors. A great opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills. Training is available for both one-on-one and group tutoring positions.


Get volunteer hours while making a difference in the lives of Scarborough Village youth. Join the dedicated team of Pathways volunteers and help YouthLink to provide support and guidance to help youth make positive life choices.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in the Pathways Scarborough Village 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 completion of a clear criminal reference check.

For complete general information or program information, please contact:

Michelle Dewsnap
Tel: 647-351-0091 x 221
Email: Michelle.Dewsnap@youthlink.ca or pathways@youthlink.ca.