Pathways Through Education
Pathways Through Education is an innovative self-esteem enhancement programme for adolescents in two Dublin inner-city Secondary Schools. Since 1997 the Programme has used experiential group-based learning with a therapeutic perspective, backed up by a Counselling Service, to help raise self-awareness and self-confidence in the students.
Each year 300 students participate in the Pathways Through Education programme. This integrated, school-wide programme works with students, parents and school staff to enhance relationships both in school and beyond.
Quotes from participants:
It gave us an opportunity to discover why we feel what we feel, especially at such an awkward age.......It's a class you want to go into and learn......The film projects gave an opportunity to build on leadership skills......You can feel comfortable enough to be yourself.
Zara McGrath (Head Girl)
Any child who has had intervention with Pathways shows an astounding level of personal insight and ability to have control over their lives.
Ms Fitzpatrick (Career Guidance Counsellor)
It has made a tremendous difference to the student's self confidence..... Students are more keen to serve on the student council and to act as prefects.