Education/Support Services

We understand that, more than anything, education is the key to success and that a skill gap – any skill gap – can mean the difference between moving ahead or falling behind. At New Pathways, we do everything we can to fill in those gaps, whether the gap is academic, vocational, financial, social, or emotional. We offer the following educational courses and support services either on-site at our vibrant community center or off-site, in partnership with other qualified and credentialed instructors:

GED PREP: Academic instruction and support is provided FREE, on-site at our Taylor Avenue Community Center, by credentialed educational professionals in preparation for passing the GED and attaining one’s high school diploma. Additional vocational training opportunities are also available through our education partner, CCBC. The GED prep program, called “THINK,” is now accepting applicants. To apply, click here.

Details and Eligibility:

  • Classes Monday through Wednesday, 1PM – 4PM
  • Bus tokens provided
  • Must be a Baltimore County resident between the ages of 18-24
VOCATION PREP: A 36-hour career development course, taught on-site, which includes intensive instruction on:

  • Career Assessment and Planning
  • Job Search
  • Resume Building
  • Interview Skills
  • Employment Applications, and more
CERTIFICATION COURSES: Certification courses in various vocational fields are taught both on and off-site. For more information, click here.
CASE MANAGEMENT: Each New Pathways client is assigned a support specialist who will assess the client’s needs, help him/her access much needed services, provide counseling, and coordinate his/her personalized care among various service providers.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Including individual therapy (delivered in home or in a therapist’s office) and medication management are available to all New Pathways clients in all programs.
LIFE SKILLS: As part of our effort to prepare young adults for their ultimate independence and self-sufficiency, New Pathways offers training in critically important life skills, including but not limited to:

  • Financial Literacy, Money Management, & Budgeting
  • Housing, Housekeeping, and Healthcare
  • Grocery Shopping, Cooking & Nutrition
  • Transportation
  • Accessing Community Resources, Civil Rights, and Legal Issues
  • Consumer Awareness
  • Parenting Skills
  • Finding Employment and Job Retention Skills
  • Interpersonal and other essential skills