At The Pathway School, we don’t just educate students who learn differently. Of course, that’s a very big part of what we do, but our mission is to build the academic and social skills in our students so that they can be successful in life. Our students cannot learn successfully, or develop social and other important life skills, if they are experiencing severe hardships at home and outside of school. We think of Pathway as a community, and one big family. That includes our students, their families, our staff, our families, and the organizations we partner with.

In the past few years, our social worker/resource coordinator and other Pathway staff have learned of various hardships and crises that our students and their families have been facing. Challenges in the economy have also resulted in hardships for families in the Pathway community. For that reason, we created a special fund that is supported by donors and friends who care and want to help with emergency needs of our students and their families when they are faced with severe hardships or crises. This fund has helped students in need of clothing, winter coats, and hygiene products, a family facing food insecurity when a caregiver passed away, a student in need of temporary transportation support, families in obtaining important government documents so the students could obtain benefits, and more. These are just a few examples of the ways we strive to help our students and their families during times of great need.

You too can help with emergency needs like this by making a gift to our Emergency Student Needs Fund this year on GivingTuesday, November 29th. Our goal on GivingTuesday is to raise $1,500 for this important fund. You can donate to this fund and help Pathway students and families with emergency needs in times of crisis here:

For more information on how you can help Pathway students achieve success, contact Jory Barrad – 610.277.0660, ext 258.