Pathfinder's objective is to provide an enriching program that supports the parents and children within our community.

Our ultimate goal is to assist parents in becoming more involved with their children’s education and to promote a sense of community.


Our approach to improving the communication between schools, students, and families in our community is through embracing a mixture of classic & modern methods of education, by way of technology and formal tutoring. We firmly believe this will encourage a greater change in our community concerning our youth and their education.

Kaylen Wheeler-Gooden
Social Engagement/Media Coordinator

AGS (Music), B.A. Philosophy and Family Science, Western Michigan University 2019

Academic Tutoring 

In this program, participants will receive personal feedback targeted to their own learning process. This program may include a variety of other activities that could lead to better test scores, higher grades, and improve their psychological development among their peers. Participants will have more opportunities to ask questions, making learning more comfortable. 

Literacy Support


Reading opens doors to a whole world of possibilities. It prepares adolescents to take advantage of limitless opportunities and gives them the confidence to strive. From instant access to phones, computers, tablets, and all forms of social platforms, reading has stiff competition for our children’s attention. The first step in helping children in their literacy success is to focus on exciting ways to engage them in the joy of reading classic literature and digital literature called 'digital rhetoric'.



STEM Program

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Every Tuesday — Wednesday participants engage in a group science experiment that exemplifies all four elements of STEM.

Field Trips


Entertaining and educational field trips are taken throughout the calendar year giving participants some of their best memories. Our field trips are designed to give our children the opportunity to explore new concepts, meet new people, and try new things, and building relationships.


In addition, students are more likely to remember what they learn from field trips and special presentations, because of the excitement and change in routine.

Upcoming Events


With the utmost concern for the health, wellness, and safety of our program participants and community, Pathfinders has reopened our program activities starting Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, 3pm - 6pm. In addition, our new schedule will be EVERY Tuesday from 3pm - 6pm. As a precaution, face masks and social distancing will be mandatory and enforced. Furthermore, PPE (personal protection equipment) such as face masks, hand sanitizer, hand soap, and first aid kits will be available to all program participants who may need them. 

- Executive Director, Shauna Hunter 


The A-Mack Program  

"U Have A Voice, Speak"

The A-Mack Program is an educational program for youth to be educated about Domestic Violence. It was established after the death of Aniya Mack, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, June of 2018. 

Young people have limited relationship experience, and often if a high school relationship was at all violent or unhealthy, it is likely that future college relationships will be the same. It is important for our youth to know what healthy relationships are, what the warning signs are, and how to get help. 

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