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Program of the Month
Pathways 2 Prosperity

Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2) through education, mentoring, skill building and networking, participants, called Path Leaders, design their own pathway out of poverty to sustainable self-reliance and resiliency. A pathway which includes securing living wage employment not just a job; building savings not just paying the bills; obtaining reliable transportation not just a ride; and developing a long term solution to poverty not a short term temporary fix. P2 meets weekly providing educational curriculum for both the adults and children. Weekly meetings provide dinner and the opportunity to create peer support with fellow Path Leaders and networks across economic lines with volunteers.

The P2 journey is a three phase process. Phase I begins with a motivational career and life planning curriculum where Path Leaders evaluate how poverty impacts their life and the community. Through an inventory of their personal resources they develop individualized action plans with identified dates of completion that create financial independence and family stability. Phase II begins with Path Leaders partnering with trained mentors who assist them in putting their Prosperity Plan into action. Weekly meetings continue with comprehensive education focusing on the skills and tools needed to make their Prosperity Plan a reality. Phase III begins as Path Leaders accomplish their goals and become mentors, committee members, and/or volunteers supporting the sustained growth of P2.

Compadres is Pathway 2 Prosperity children's program. Compadres fosters the success of Path Leaders children in school, home and the community. The program focuses on the social and emotional growth of children with regular Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) workshops. Career Corner acquaints children to living wage career opportunities fostering academic engagement.

Volunteers play a vital role at Pathways 2 Prosperity and there's more than one way to make a difference. High school students, college students, and faith-based youth groups volunteer as peer mentors within the Compadres program. Adult volunteers mentor, cook weekly meals, participate in committee work, help with marketing, appear as guest speakers, help with fundraising, and so much more. The possibilities are endless.

If you are interested in participating in Pathways 2 Prosperity, volunteering or learning more about available opportunities call Dianna at 973-862-6680.

Northwest New Jersey Community Action Program Inc.
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