Transitional Age Youth Services

Pathway Services for Transitional Age Youth

Providing life skills for teens & the opportunity to succeed.

Pathway staff work individually and in groups with teens ages 14-21 to develop goals in gaining necessary life skills for teens transitioning to life on their own.

Teens work one-on-one with a case manager and their guardian, if appropriate, to set goals based on their Casey Life Skills Assessment results. These results determine areas where teens excel, as well as areas that need to be strengthened. These may include daily living, self-care, relationships and communication, housing and money management, work and study life, career and education planning, as well as long term goals.

Many teens miss out on learning the life skills they need to live on their own. Case managers provide opportunities for hands on learning and support in real-life situations. Our trained staff hosts life skills programs for teens that teach them how to:

  • Plan, budget, and prepare a meal
  • Pay bills and manage a bank account
  • Apply and interview for a job
  • Fill out a college application
  • Simple home maintenance
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Physical fitness and self-care
  • Proper laundry practices
  • Navigating public transportation
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of local resources

…And so much more!

Life Skills Instructional Groups

These groups provide teens with a sense of belonging as they form friendships with peers in similar situations. Teens come together at Pathway’s Jim Bridges Learning Center and in other community locations to learn, practice and improve their life skills.

If you know a teen who is preparing to live on their own, Pathway can help them make the transition. Call our office at 330.493.0083 for more information.

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