Pathways YouthBuild is a comprehensive, full-time, community-based program that offers youth an immediately productive role rebuilding their communities. Students earn to learn with instruction in construction, GED preparation, data cabling, and healthcare. For more information please call or visit us at Pathways.
Pathways is a YouthBuild affiliate and partners with Crater Youth Services to provide uniquely comprehensive, full-time, non-residential, community-based programs that offer at-risk youth an immediately productive role rebuilding their communities. Students spend half their time attending basic education classes and half their time receiving job skills training in high-demand fields while building affordable housing. YouthBuild is also on the cutting edge of education reform for drop-outs and effective re-entry for offenders. Pathways' youth development programs work because they put equal emphasis on education, employment skills, and community service in a supportive setting.
Pathways Technical School provides free job training in construction, HAZWOPER, healthcare, and logistics for unemployed youth and adults. As an official testing site, our students may earn the following certifications:National Center for Construction Education Research - Construction, Your Role in the Green EnvironmentOccupational Safety and Health Administration - Construction Industry Safety & Health, HAZWOPEREnvironmental Protection Agency - Renovate, Repair, and PaintElectronic Technicians Association International - Commercial Data Cabling, Residential Data Cabling, and Customer ServiceVA Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Lead Safe Worker, Asbestos Remediation WorkerManufacturers Standards Council - Logistics Technician Virginia Department of Medical Services- Personal Care Aid In addition, training is offered in basic computer literacy and job-readiness.
Pathways rehabilitates older homes and builds new single family homes primarily in the North Battersea neighborhood in Petersburg, Virginia. Each of these homes is developed for sale to low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers. Pathways also rehabilitates affordable living spaces. Other housing activities include cleaning and renovating public housing, weatherization services, and lead hazard screenings.
Pathways pools the time and skills of over 1,000 volunteers annually. Individuals, groups, and AmeriCorps members work together with our staff and neighbors to bring our vision for Petersburg to life. Our community revitalization project relies heavily on community engagement and quality of life planning to improve the health and sustainability of Petersburg. This comprehensive, neighborhood-driven approach brings together strategies for the development of both places and people. Resident leaders and community stakeholders create and implement a quality of life plan that will, over time, help transform Petersburg into a community of choice and opportunity where families can happily live, work and raise their children.
Pathways to Health
Pathways’ Specialty Clinic provides free services to uninsured patients in the areas of cardiology, disability,mental health, and breast health. Pathways is a member of the Virginia Association of Free Clinics. Other health services include substance abuse counseling, nutrition classes, health seminars, vaccinations, and health challenge programs.