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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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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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.Click Here to Read More
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.
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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.Click Here to Read More
On October 14, 2021, Pathways to Success Founder, Fayetta Blake, accepted her induction to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame.
The essence of Fay Blake’s life has been about empowering others as she was once empowered herself. This empowerment came from the support of four amazing women in her life, Maggie Matilda Mayfield (grandmother), Grace Taylor (mother), Alice H. Dixon (aunt) and Mildred Deans (aunt) along with grade schoolteachers who saw past her circumstances and believed in her abilities.Click Here to Read More