Pathways to Success Project (PSP)

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Contact: Mr. Mohammad Ali Bakhshi, Project Coordinator       Email: mab228@mun.ca
Website:
https://meaningfulfuturesnl.wordpress.com

Mandate:

To expedite newcomer youths’ cultural, social and economic integration into the St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador community. This will be achieved through mentorship and the provision of information on post-secondary education and training, employment, and career pathways.

Target population:

Former refugees or immigrant youth attending high school.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Participating youths will receive individual support with their questions, and will be matched with mentors in the fields they are considering studying or working. Collaborators, Mr. Remzi Cej and Dr. Jennifer Selby from Memorial University of Newfoundland are the principal implementers of the project. The first phase of the PSP will be completed by March 2018. The project comprises of three stages:

  • First Stage: Scheduled for September 2017, includes a series of informal social activities to build and strengthen relationships between youth, the alumni and community partners.
  • Second Stage: Scheduled for December 2017, includes workshops and presentations on career planning, scholarships and awards, and post-secondary education and training.
  • Third Stage: Scheduled for February 2018, entails engagement with former local refugees and immigrants who contribute to their community through entrepreneurship, working in professional fields, and/or pursuing post-secondary education and research.
  • The project includes three one-day retreats, tentatively scheduled one Saturday a month in September 2017, December 2017 and February 2018.
  • Applications are currently being accepted. Twenty spots are available for the Pathways to Success Program. The deadline is August 15th, 2017 for the September 2017 – March 2018 program. The application form can be accessed here.