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Remembering Joey Landeros: Never Give Up

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

“Never give up.” This is a phrase echoed within the walls of Pathways often. Our students here are all hard workers, and this statement can usually be heard coming from teachers or students during times of mental and physical exertion. It’s a reminder than you’re tougher than you think you are. It’s a reminder that…

Remembering Grant Bland

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

Pathways Adult Learning Center is more than just an educational facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. It’s a second home. It’s a family. You walk the halls and you hear laughter. You peek into the classroom and you see students praying over each other. Then you pull up a seat and listen as students and…

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The Gift of Sarita’s Down Syndrome

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

When I was pregnant, I was told I would have a boy, but when Sarita was born, I realized she was a baby girl with Down syndrome. When I realized this, I felt chosen by God because it’s a community that I love!  Sarita has beautiful qualities: She has peace within her. She is loving,…

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Making Dreams Come True at The Pathways Prom

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

On Friday, June 17, we held our first prom. This year’s theme? “Under the Sea”! As we planned the dance, we wanted this experience to be an unforgettable one knowing that many of our students had never attended prom. And it was unforgettable indeed! And as an added bonus, prom provided a respite evening for…

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Slater Is Reaching Milestones!

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

It’s a privilege to get to know our students and see their everyday growth through our program, like our student, Slater, who has grown in confidence and maturity over the years. He has recently reached goals that are very important to him, like volunteering out in the community and being able to effectively communicate with…

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Everybody Is Different, and That’s Okay

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

“How long is this interview going to take? Will I be out of class for a long time? Will I be missing worship time? How many questions are there?“ asked Josh as he walked towards a table to sit down and chat. He was nervous but assured that this would be a fun interview preparation…

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5 Ways Pathways Helps Build Confidence in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

At Pathways, we help to empower our students to work toward and achieve their educational and personal goals. Whether a student wants to learn how to read or how to meaningfully help others through volunteer work, our curriculum is custom-designed to meet their needs and desires for their own lives. Our students are creative, capable,…

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Mentorship, A Gift of the Heart

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

This Valentine’s Day, consider giving a gift of time by becoming a mentor to a Pathways student. Volunteer mentors are matched one-on-one with a student to build a special relationship, and work together on their individual math, reading and life skills goals. We provide the training, the curriculum and supplies, and our volunteers bring their…

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Philip’s Story – Pathways Student

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

Darla and Patrick, Philip’s parents, share that when Philip was going to graduate from Union High School, they looked for a program where he could retain what he had learned over the years and gain new skills. Skills that would make him independent and help him learn safety, cook, improve his speech, writing, and so…

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Pathways is her happy place!

By Pathways Adult Learning Center |

Sarah is a student who doesn’t say much, but her quiet strength, gentleness, and the way she treats others say a lot about her. At Pathways, you will find her reading her Bible, smiling at others, and engaged in the lessons she is being taught. Her smile is contagious, and her gratitude for our Pathways…