Pathways of Change offers three career pathways for youth to develop as educators, organizers and advocates, and organizational leaders. Each pathway is rooted in training and mentorship, and supports participants (first as youth and later as adults) to become effective leaders for social justice. Pathways include the following:
Community Educators learn skills such as facilitation, issue-based research, and curriculum development. Youth in this pathway lead community courses that focus on issues such as the criminal justice system or poverty and wealth inequality.
Youth Organizers learn basic community organizing skills such as campaign mapping, public speaking, and understanding the legislative process. Youth who choose this pathway lead city and statewide campaigns for change.
Organizational Leaders help run our organization. Youth learn and participate in financial management, fundraising, event planning, and serve on our Board. Through this pathway youth learn how to maintain a thriving organization.