Pathways Scholars See Themselves at College

Take a look back at Spring 2022 College Day!

Their smiles say it all!

Pathways to College Scholars joined Pathways teachers, staff and alums on a College Day Tour to visit New Jersey City University and Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Through these kinds of activities, the after-school program encourages high school Scholars to see themselves as college students. Scholars had the opportunity to ask questions about college life and the college application process, as well as being introduced to cultural living-learning communities and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center.

Pathways to College helps Scholars develop the critical thinking skills and habits of mind that research indicates are necessary for academic and career success. Hallmarks of the proven, research-based after-school program include a focus on African American and other high school students of color; a caring, family environment; a 100% college acceptance rate for graduating Scholars; and applicant selection based on potential, not necessarily prior performance.

High school students of color in grades 9-11 may apply to Pathways to College.

Donations to put additional Scholars on the pathway to college are currently doubled through a matching program from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.

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Contact: Alyssa Alston, Director of Communications | | 202-924-1691

Pathways to College is an after-school program providing information, guidance and support to help African American and other students of color become the best high school students, college applicants and college students they can be to prepare for lifelong success. Although we welcome all students of color, we focus on under-served African American high school students, whose potential has been marginalized for generations.