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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).

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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.

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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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Summer 2022 Newsletter

By pathways - September 12, 2022

On July 22, members of the community gathered at The Clubhouse at Baywood for the 4th Annual ‘Pay It Foward’ Celebration. Pathways honored 5 students for their achievements and 5 supporters for their service and dedication to our organization and the students, families, and communities we serve.

Summer Newsletter 2022

Summer Newsletter 2022 by Alison Blake

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

By pathways - May 23, 2022

On April 7th, members of the community gathered at Crossroad Community Church for the first ever Partner with Pathways Event. Breakfast was served and Pathways Alumni, Tysun Hicks and Jawon Sivels, 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 $11,000 for our students at the event. We are so thankful as an organization to have the support of our community.  

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What does Pathways mean to you?

By pathways - March 1, 2022

Here’s what some of our students had to say…

 

Help Pathways to Success in accomplishing our mission by giving on March 3rd and 4th, 2022.

https://www.domore24delaware.org/fund…/pathways-to-success

 

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Save the Date & Impact local Students

By pathways - February 11, 2022
With Pathways to Success and DoMore24 Delaware you have an opportunity to directly impact graduating seniors who need our support as they approach graduation and make their transition into college or full-time employment.
 
For the 2nd consecutive year, we have partnered with DoMore24 Delaware, an annual statewide fundraising campaign for nonprofit organizations. Last year this proved to be our greatest fundraising event of the year. We raised over $8000.00 and provided Pathways to Success graduating seniors with essential items for their college dorm rooms as they went on to college.
 
This year our goal is to raise $13,000.00 and with your help, we know we can get there! The funds we raise will again provide our graduating seniors who are going on to college with essentials for their dorm room. It will also provide professional clothing for our graduating seniors going on to full-time employment.
 
The best part is, the event takes place online over a 24-hour period, so anyone who wants to participate can do so easily, no matter where they are located or when they are available. It only takes a few short minutes to make a powerful impact.
 
We will begin accepting donations on March 3rd at 6 p.m. through March 4th at 6 p.m. You can request a REMINDER by visiting our donation page: Pathways to Success | Do More 24 Delaware 2022 and clicking on “Remind me to donate”.  
 
We need your help to make the most of those 24 hours. Here are a few ways you can help:
  • Share the link to our website for this news article and event information: Pathways to Success Do More 24 Delaware Event Info
  • Share the link to our donation page: Pathways to Success | Do More 24 Delaware 2022.
  • Follow us on Instagram or Facebook and share any of our posts about Do More 24 Delaware. 
  • Offer to be a ‘Pathways to Success Ambassador’ for the event and receive our Ambassador Toolkit. To volunteer, email: sgilmour@pathways-2-success.org 
  • Help us to Spread the Word…

    Let people in Delaware know that Pathways to Success helps students at Cape Henlopen High School, Milford High School, Seaford High School and Sussex Tech that are at risk for not graduating high school. Students enrolled in our program have a 98% graduation rate, with 96% going on to college, entering the military, or finding full time employment.

From all of us at Pathways to Success, THANK YOU for helping us to fulfill our mission of preparing youth, adults, and their families for successful lives. 
 
Sincerely,
Fay Blake, Executive Director
& Our Pathways to Success Staff and Board Members
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DoMore24 Announcement

By pathways - January 31, 2022

 

As proud Delawareans we are thrilled to share that we will be participating in a monumental statewide campaign this March 3rd and 4th.

Pathways to Success’ mission is to prepare youth, adults, and their families for successful lives. We utilize innovative and creative approaches in mentoring and education to help individuals develop to be healthy, productive, contributing and responsible citizens. We work in service to the at-risk communities in a spirit of offering hope through empowerment, education and information. We also assist in the elimination of housing discrimination through our Fair Housing education training in the community.

Every day we help students by having dedicated Program Administrators in the 4 Sussex County high schools in which we have our program in: Cape Henlopen, Milford, Seaford and Sussex Tech. We not only interact with the students during the school day but seek them out if there is continued absent attendance. Yes, we knock on doors to ensure our students well-being.

Can you imagine what life would be like for these students if the work we do stopped tomorrow? These are the students whose only meal of the day is in school or whose family needs help with paying their electricity, heat or rent. Pathways to Success is the consistent factor in their lives. Based on our C.A.R.E. model (Consistent, Authentic, Respectful, Empowerment), we never falter and no matter what, we are there for them.

It’s not just our work that makes Delaware a great place to call home. Even in our small state, there are more than 500 nonprofits working each day to provide education, culture, health care, shelter, a quality environment and more.

But the future of the work we do is not at all assured.

We want to do more! We must work together to ensure the continuation of the critical services that make Delaware safe, special and sustainable for future generations.

From March 3rd at 6 p.m. through March 4th at 6 p.m. we’re asking you to do more with us. Please consider giving to Pathways to Success at this year’s Do More 24 Delaware.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing more about getting involved and what your help creates for the state.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Fay Blake
Founder and Executive Director, Pathways to Success

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