Covid-19 update: Pathways' physical location is closed out of concern for safety of Pathways' students, families, volunteers, and staff. Online classes are available, click here to apply. Volunteers can stay connected through virtual volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information.

Stories

Ripples of Kindness

We had the blessing of participating in Random Acts of Kindness Day by making an impact at home or in the life of a stranger. Our generosity created a ripple ...
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Our Beginning

When Pathways started, there were only 7 students and two employees without a job guarantee within 6 months due to not knowing what the program's outcome could be. Thankfully the ...
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Why I Give to Pathways

When I joined the advisory board 10 years ago, I began to contribute financially to the program. As I got to know the Pathways program and students better, I realized ...
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Virtual Classes Have Been Life-Giving for Bailey During the Pandemic

Bailey is currently a senior in high school, and when the pandemic started, in order to keep her safe, her mom decided that it would be best for her to ...
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Life with an older brother with Down Syndrome

I grew up listening to all types of music because of my brother Clark who loves music. He is the reason why I do musical theater and where I got ...
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The Importance of Virtual Classes for Adults with I/DD

For 11 years, Pathways has been a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to belong and thrive together, in-person! But we’ve had to adapt our program to ...
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My Experience as a Volunteer at Pathways

As I reflect on my experience at Pathways, I am reminded of the Prayer of St. Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me ...
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Lifelong learners

At some point in your life, you have probably been stereotyped. If you’re tall, people ask, “did you play basketball?” If you wore glasses as a kid, you were a ...
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11 years and not slowing down

After high school there are limited opportunities for these adults. Working isn’t always an option and, for many, their days are spent alone at home. Because of their disabilities many ...
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Volunteering During a Pandemic

With social distancing as a huge staple in our new temporary norm, it can be hard to find meaningful ways to spend your time. There are fewer opportunities to get ...
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