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Pathway To Purpose

Pathway to Purpose prepares students for college. Join our mission to empower 1,000,000 students through our College Study Flashcards.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2020

Project Description

In recent months the coronavirus pandemic has caused schools nationwide to close, forcing students, teachers, and parents to abruptly transition to virtual learning. One consequence of the school shutdowns was the cancelation of all college preparation services.While the future of in-school learning is still uncertain, one thing is clear. Our students have shown tremendous resilience and we must continue to provide them with the best resources to help them create the path for a better tomorrow.


At Pathway To Purpose we believe it takes a community to help students access a quality education. As stakeholders, we share equal responsibility in helping them achieve college & career success. Support our campaign to advance the college dreams 1,000,000 students.

 

Pathway To Purpose is a New York based education company that partners with middle and high schools to provide early college prep services including: college trips, student workshops, parent workshops, and school staff professional development. We also host events customized for each school such as financial aid fairs and college awareness days. Pathway To Purpose has partnered with 48 schools in 23 districts, impacting over 10,000 students. In April of 2020, amidst the pandemic, we launched the Pathway To Purpose “College Study Flashcards”. We are excited to pioneer this first of its kind innovative resource to help middle and high school students continue college preparation in a fun way at home, at school or on the go.

 

The College Study Flashcards are 5 decks of flashcards, 24 cards in each pack covering the topics: Financial Aid, Types of Colleges, College Resources, Entrepreneur, and Affirmations. This fun and easy to use resource is designed to help students be proactive in their college preparation. We believe now more than ever, the College Study Flashcards should be a primary resource for every middle and high school student.

Benefit: Students | Parents | School Leaders

  •  Our flashcards bridges the gap in communication between students and adults on the important topics of Financial Aid, Types of Colleges, College Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Affirmations
  •  Our flashcards empower parents and teachers to start the college and career conversation with students sooner than later.

 

"I can not tell you enough that having you as a part of our 319 team has been my honor.  I am proud to call you a part of our team.  I don't know what our future holds after this pandemic passes.  Heck, I don't know what next week holds for us but I do sincerely hope that we stay in touch so that we have the opportunity to continue this mission of changing lives for the kids of Washington Heights. I will put my whole heart into figuring out how to keep you all a part of our student's lives. I thank you for giving my students your time, once again, today! It meant the world to us in so many different ways- primarily, it brought back a bit of "normalcy" for the kids even if it was virtual."

- Tiffany B./Teacher

"I’ve been working with Pathway To Purpose for the past 4 years. We really think about equity and how our students of color have access to the best education. We want our students to see people like them...people of color who have gone on to college... who continue to pursue higher education...who are doing so many wonderful things in our community...and in the world."

- Claudia R. /Assistant Principal

"I just want to personally thank you for your hospitality and awesome workshop on college readiness. The 7th graders were beaming when discussing the workshop on Friday...the comments they made were extremely positive and worthy of some quotes, "inspiring", "I never knew the process of college but it is making me more motivated to begin this journey in the next few years", "I cannot wait for February's workshops and the trip to Rutgers University."

-Michael A./Teacher

"I am so grateful to you for the work you do for our youth and in our community. Thank you for being ever loyal to the needs of our community and mindful of the value of our children. Your presence and support has been invaluable."

- Sharon H./Educator

"I enjoyed your college workshops because they were very informative. I learned so much about how to apply to college, the common application, time management, and financial aid. I also learned about leadership, commitment. It changed my view about the world, education, and colleges."

Hames S./Student

Just wanted to say thank you for a great trip and tell you what a positive impact you had on our boys. It warmed my heart to see how they were talking with you. Several of them said it was the best trip of their life.”

- Tara/Teacher

“We’ve been working with Pathway To Purpose for the past 3 years...this program came into our school because we decided that we were not having enough conversations about college with our middle school students. Through the process we developed the Financial Aid Fair and College and Career Day. We educate the kids on how to pay for college and it has grown to be a giant success that the kids love and the principal looks forward to and we all enjoy it. It's a great day for us and we absolutely appreciate this partnership. 

- Tiffany B./Teacher

"Your energy and passion for what you do is evident. We are lucky to have you join the team."

- Malinda D./Teacher

Why $50,000?

 

Pathway To Purpose is asking for your support to contribute to the production, operation and robust marketing required to ensure the College Study Flashcards are accessible to every middle and high school student across the country. Your support lays the foundation that will help us reach our 5 year goal of impacting 1,000,000 students to be better prepared for college. Our students across the country face a big challenge ahead but your support signals to them that there is a strong community rooting for their future success.

Thank You!

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

Samantha Sinclair is a Ph.D student in Higher Education. She is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience working with over 10,000 students as they prepare for college.

As a first generation college graduate, Samantha uses her educational journey to inspire students to reach their untapped potential. Combining her research findings and 10 year work experience, Samantha strategically tailors her services and products to meet the needs the students she serves. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Welfare from the University at Albany and her Master of Arts degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Columbia University.

 

Endless Gratitude Note- Emailed within 2 business days

Back-To-School Gift Bag: Mailed out in 2 business days

Social Media & Newsletter Shout Out- The social media shoutout(s) will be posted each Friday on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. All rewards received by Wednesday, will be shouted out same week. All rewards received afterwards will be posted the next Friday. The e-newsletters are posted every 2 weeks and will added based on reward post date. Be sure to subscribe to our emails here!

Sponsor a Classroom & Sponsor A School- Once you select a school, we will coordinate with the school staff to drop-off or distribute the flashcards! We will confirm once the students have received the flashcards!

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Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support the college dreams of students nationwide!  Even the smallest donations can make a huge impact!

6 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Endless Gratitude

We will send you a personal thank you note expressing our endless gratitude for your support of Pathway To Purpose!

5 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Social Media & Newsletter Shoutout

We are going to give you a special shout out in our upcoming newsletter and all social media platforms so the world knows you are amazing and can follow you!

2 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Sponsor A Classroom

We will give 30 College Study Flashcards to a school class on your behalf.

You can choose a school class or back to school drive/event or leave it up to us to gift this to a school class or back to school drive/event  of our choice!

We will give you a special shout out in our upcoming newsletter and blog post to let everyone  know how fantastic you are! 

 

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0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
Sponsor A School

We will give 100 College Study Flashcards to a school on your behalf.

Choose a school of your choice or leave it up to us to give to a school of our choice!

We will give you a special shoutout in our upcoming newsletter,  a blog write up on our website and a post on all our social media platforms because we want the world to know how awesome you are! 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support the college dreams of students nationwide!  Even the smallest donations can make a huge impact!

6 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Endless Gratitude

We will send you a personal thank you note expressing our endless gratitude for your support of Pathway To Purpose!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Social Media & Newsletter Shoutout

We are going to give you a special shout out in our upcoming newsletter and all social media platforms so the world knows you are amazing and can follow you!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Sponsor A Classroom

We will give 30 College Study Flashcards to a school class on your behalf.

You can choose a school class or back to school drive/event or leave it up to us to gift this to a school class or back to school drive/event  of our choice!

We will give you a special shout out in our upcoming newsletter and blog post to let everyone  know how fantastic you are! 

 

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Sponsor A School

We will give 100 College Study Flashcards to a school on your behalf.

Choose a school of your choice or leave it up to us to give to a school of our choice!

We will give you a special shoutout in our upcoming newsletter,  a blog write up on our website and a post on all our social media platforms because we want the world to know how awesome you are! 

2 Left
0 Supporters
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