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Spring 2024 Newsletter

By pathways - May 31, 2024

Pathways to Success Spring 2024 Newsletter is packed with exciting news, success stories, event highlights, and supporters of our mission. Pathways to Success continues to support Delaware students in need through our C.A.R.E. model (consistent, authentic, respectful, empowerment) and innovative programs.

Read more about our Grow Your Own Teacher Preparatory Program, Utility Training Program, Microsoft Office Training Courses and Certification, Girls Circles, and more.

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Professional Learning Sessions

By pathways - April 29, 2024

Professional Learning Sessions

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Changemaker Presentation Information

By pathways - April 29, 2024

Changemaker Presentation Information


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DoMore24 Prizes and Offers!

By pathways - March 6, 2024

Do More 24 Prizes and Offers !!!

We have partnered with 5 local businesses to bring you 5 amazing offers! Don’t miss out! Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, from 6pm – 6pm.

Donations can be made during the 24-hour window at the link below:

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Have your eyes on more than one prize?

Want to win more than one of these amazing prizes??? Make a qualifying donation in ANY of the designated time periods and you will earn the associated prize.

What to increase your chances of winning the Hotel stay??? Every $100 donation you make throughout the 24 hour period gets you 1 entry into the drawing!

Donations can be made during the 24-hour window at the link below:

Donate Here to Win!

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DoMore24 2024

By pathways - March 6, 2024

We will once again be participating in a monumental statewide campaign this March 7th and 8th. Please consider giving to Pathways to Success during this 24-hour period by going to our DoMore24 fundraising page: 


Your gift will help us support the unique needs and challenges of our under-resourced youth, such as mentorship, tutoring, work experience, support for extracurricular activities, job readiness programs, and hunger prevention.

Together, we will create new roads to greater achievement for Delaware youth.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Fay Blake
Founder and Executive Director, Pathways to Success


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Fall 2023 Newsletter

By pathways - December 5, 2023

In November, Sharnae Harmon, former Pathways to Success student from Sussex Tech High School Class of 2020, visited the school and presented her story to students currently enrolled in the Pathways to Success program. It is incredible what she has been able to accomplish in her first few years after graduating from high school.

“There were days I did not think I would make it. However, Pathways was there to give me the support, guidance, and academic tutoring I needed. I graduated high school with excellent grades and am now a Senior Cadet at West Point. I believe I am the first African American woman from Sussex County to be admitted into this prestigious military college.”

Sharnae received a congressional and vice president nomination to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Since being there, she became a systems engineering major with a focus on industrial engineering. She has been a member of the Army Boxing team and has gone on to win 2 national championships. She has also won numerous scholarly awards for GPA (Dean’s awards) and attended military schools (Air Assault).

Continue here for a full PDF version of our Newsletter. Fall Newsletter 2023


Fall Newsletter 2023 by Alison Blake


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Stuff the Turkey for Students in Need

By pathways - November 6, 2023
Pathways to Success is in need of healthy, non-perishable food items, drinks, and snacks for the students in our program who are facing food insecurity.
Donations can include pop tarts, cereal bars, nuts, granola bars, snack-size peanut butter, trail mix, tuna pouches with crackers, dried fruit, popcorn, chips, juice boxes, and microwaveable oatmeal, soups, and macaroni & cheese.
From November 6th to November 17th, the community is encouraged to drop their items off at these locations:
Jeanine O’Donnell’s State Farm office is located
at 16583 Coastal Hwy in Lewes, Delaware.
Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The office phone number is 302-644-3276.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 18501 Stamper Drive in Lewes, Delaware.
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The phone number is 302-855-1156.
The Georgetown Library is located at 123 West Pine Street in Georgetown, Delaware.
The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The library’s phone number is 302-856-7958.
Snacks for Success is a healthy snack food drive for Pathways to Success youth. This was spearheaded by Jeanine O’Donnell several years ago. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore joined in and this year the Georgetown Library has offered their support!
The majority of the Pathways to Success students are food deprived. They often do not have breakfast in the morning or dinner at night. It is not unusual for a student to ask the Pathways to Success Program Coordinators at Cape Henlopen High School, Milford High School, Seaford High School or Sussex Tech to ask for a snack because they are hungry. Snacks for Success will help them so very much.
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Spring 2023 Newsletter

By pathways - June 23, 2023

On April 27th, members of the community gathered at Crossroad Community Church for the 2nd Annual Partner with Pathways Event. Breakfast was served and Pathways Alumni, Marty Smith and Haley Timmons, shared their testimony of how Pathways impacted their lives and led to their current success. Because of the generosity of those in attendance, we raised nearly $8,000 for our students at the event. We are so thankful as an organization to have the support of our community.

Donations raised on this day will help purchase personal care items for teens, healthy food for students facing food insecurity, workforce essentials for graduates starting their careers, as well as school supplies and dormitory essentials for those going on to college.

Continue here for a full PDF version of our Newsletter. Spring Newsletter 2023


Spring Newsletter 2023 by Alison Blake

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2023 Cord Ceremony Graduation Address

By technogoober - May 12, 2023

2023 Cord Ceremony Graduation Address by Pathways to Success CEO and Founder, Fayetta Blake.

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Fall 2022 Newsletter

By pathways - December 15, 2022

Haley Timmons was a member of Pathways to Success throughout all 4 years of high school at Sussex Tech. Only 11 months after graduating, she opened her first cosmetology studio, “The Makeover Place,” in Seaford Delaware. As business grew, so did her vision. She saw a vision of her business helping others like herself, to start their own cosmetology business.


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