NEWS & EVENTS
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.
Social Engagement/Media Coordinator
AGS (Music), B.A. Philosophy and Family Science, Western Michigan University 2019
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.
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'.
Weekly 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.
Cooking classes are hosted every Thursday at Pathfinders. We are confident cooking classes help build a foundation for many essential life skills. Learning to cook helps build self-esteem, learn basic math skills, and develop vocabulary. In addition, cooking together fosters stronger relationships among friends and families.
"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity." -- Mark Cook
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.
"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.