Pathways to College has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Turrell Fund, accumulating an unparelleled 20 consecutive years of the Fund’s investment in the youth of New Jersey through after-school mentoring and skills-building. The grant supports the work of Pathways to College to expand New Jersey’s college pipeline to include more people of color.
“We deeply appreciate the Turrell Fund’s steadfast support, guidance, and encouragement over the decades,” said Judith Berry Griffin, founder and president of Pathways to College. “The Fund has allowed us to make thousands of dreams come true for talented youth just needing such a champion for education. Our success, and the success of our Scholars, simply would not be possible without the Turrell Fund.”
Pathways prepares African American and other high school students of color living in under-resourced communities for success in college and throughout life. Since 2003, Pathways to College has nurtured the dreams of nearly 4,800 “Scholars” through an after-school program that provides coaching in the critical thinking skills and habits of mind that research indicates are necessary for academic and career success.
While 70% of students enter Pathways without having been identified as “high achieving,” fully 100% of graduating Scholars earn college acceptance. A hallmark of Pathways is applicant selection based on potential, not standardized test scores or specific prior performance. In addition, the Pathways family of Scholars and teachers creates a warm and compassionate, safe and accepting learning environment.
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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.