Pathways to Education

Pathways to Education is a community base program that supports youth living in the Rideau Heights and Inner Harbour neighbourhoods of Kingston to graduate from high school and move on to post-secondary education, vocational training or meaningful employment. We offer opportunities to low-income youth to become engaged in their learning and become leaders in their communities.
The program focuses on helping high school youth through tutoring, mentoring, financial support, and advocacy.

The Pathways to Education program offers:
• Academic tutoring sessions in all subjects
• Mentoring activities including field trips, campus tours, YMCA memberships, training and skill-building opportunities
• Financial incentives such as school lunch vouchers and No Frills grocery cards
• Post-secondary scholarships for $500 for each year enrolled in the program
up to $2000 after four years
• Assistance with career exploration and planning post-secondary options for all students

263 Weller Ave.
Kingston, ON K7K 2V4
Phone: 613-507-7107
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Ages Served: 13-21 (must be registered in high school)
Fees: Free
Hours: 9-6, Monday to Thursday, 9-4 Friday
Languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Regions Served: Frontenac
Type of Service: Education/Workshops
Closed Identity-Specific Groups: Open to All Races, Open to All Genders and Sexualities


Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
Childcare: No
Food: Meals provided, Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: No
Alcohol: No
Other Access Info:
Pathways to Education is open to students living in two specific neighbourhoods in Kingston. You need be registered in high school (this includes alternative schools like ACE and KLC but NOT Loyola) to live within the following boundaries to be eligible to register for our program: Conacher Drive (northern boundary); the Cataraqui River (eastern boundary); Raglan Road (southern boundary) and Division Street (western boundary). Our special events and school-based activities are occasionally open to other students. If you aren't eligible, but are looking for similar services, it doesn't hurt to call or message us - we'll try to help as best we can to connect you with other services.