Below are the first quarter results for the Pathway Program in 2019; with all averages calculated using core-curriculum courses only:
Ninety-three students started and completed the 1st Quarter 2019 in the Pathway Program
Fourteen Pathway students were either 1st or 2nd in their class
Thirty-four is the average class size for our Pathway students
Thirty-nine Pathway scholars achieved outstanding averages of 90% or more
Fifty-nine of our 93 students are in the top 10 in their class
Thirty-three of our students are in the top 5 in their class
Seventy-six Pathway students are in the top half of their class
Seventy-four Pathway students have a grade average of 80% or better
(core-curriculum courses include Spanish, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies)
The Pathway to Change Program operates on the premise that in order to be successful, it is critical to have the support of the children's parents.
Pathway to Change employs staff whose job it is to support each family through weekly home visits. They take books for the children and encourage the parents to read to them. These visits are crucial in enabling program directors to know of any problems the family is having that directly affect the well-being of the children, and where they may be able to assist, such as the loss of a job, illness, or domestic violence.
In addition to weekly home visits, monthly group meetings are held to maintain good relationships and open communication with the children's families. At these meetings, small group discussions on relevant issues affecting their children are often held and occasionally there is a guest speaker. More than anything, these meetings show the commitment parents have to the program and their willingness to make their child's education a priority.
The program also includes opportunities for the children to grow and develop their talents in areas that interest them such as dance, music and art. Being proficient in English is a key enabler in Managua, and the children attend English classes on the weekends.
They know that Pathway to Change is helping them break through the financial barriers that have traditionally denied them access to a good education, and they are proud to have their kids in the program.