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Pathways to Success

The Pathways to Success (P2S) program aims to reduce chronic school absenteeism and incidence of risky behaviors in high school youth.
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The Pathways to Success (P2S) program works with 9th-12th grade students at Bryan High School, South High School, and Bellevue West High School.  Students receive on-site, school-based support services and access to after school programming in order remove attendance barriers and cultivate leadership potential. Case management activities includes goal setting, identifying barriers to consistent attendance, and facilitating referrals to school or community resources with the ultimate goal to improving school attendance. Lunch and learn activities are organized with students to improve study and homework habits.  Students commit to participate in the program at least one school year unless additional intervention is needed.

Parental participation is also important to ensure that students have positive support systems to help them graduate high school. Monthly contact is maintained with parents to assess progress and the entire family is involved through family night events. The addition of the “Cara y Corazón” (Face and Heart) program model further supports parental engagement among students and their families.

The Pathways to Success program also offers the nationally recognized, evidence-based Joven Noble (Noble Youth) curriculum in a group model at Latino Center of the Midlands (LCM) and at Bryan High School, South High School, Bellevue East High School and Bellevue West High School.  Trained facilitators hold weekly sessions with youth around issues related to avoiding risky behaviors and building a positive value system. The curriculum is based on the philosophy that youth need other men and women, their family, and community to care for, assist, heal, and guide them, and successfully prepare them for true adulthood. This model and related activities help youth in building self-determination.

For more information about the Pathways to Success (P2S) program, please contact the Latino Center of the Midlands at (402) 733-2720.