Positive Youth Prevention Program

Skill Building - Healthy Relationships - Resilience Goals
Several options are available for Teens 12-17 years old. Contact us for more information.


Teens will be matched with a trained college-age mentor. Mentor relationships will help teens to practice building relationships while providing one-to-one attention where the focus is on learning about and practicing boundaries, increasing social awareness and practicing effective decision making. Teens will experience and acknowledge their own personal value to be able to work towards planning for their futures.


These groups provide teens with a healthy outlet to express themselves and their life experiences. Expressive writing gives teens the opportunity to self-identify and redirect life experiences through music. BRAVE (Building Relationships through Activities) group for young men provides opportunities to develop leadership skills through educational and volunteer activities. The overall focus of both groups is on building resilience through relationships.


Working with the entire family to develop strong relationships connect and be successful together through bonding, boundaries, and monitoring. Parents will learn effective ways to connect with and guide their children. Teens and

children will learn about themselves and their role within their family as well

as how to connect to their parents.

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Find out more or make a referral:

Contact: Julie Bates

Positive Youth Development Prevention Specialist

EMAIL: jbates@pathwaycfc.org

PHONE: 330.818.0422

For Pathway, meeting the youth and family where they are at, is a key to developing a positive, impactful relationship.

Pathway Caring for Children

Canton/Administrative Office 

4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A

Canton, OH 44718

Phone: 330.493.0083

Cleveland Office

25300 Lorain Rd Suite 330

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Phone: 440.586.8202

Get Monthly Updates

Toll Free: 1.800.838.7284

Email: info@pathwaycfc.org

Website: www.pathwaycfc.org

Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider www.StarkMHAR.org Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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