Student Pathways

The Student Pathways Team includes Mission programs that provide mentoring and support for Downeast and Island middle school, high school, and college students.

Student Pathways Team Overview

The Student Pathways Team includes Mission programs that provide mentoring and support for Downeast and Island middle school, high school, and college students. Through individual mentoring, group workshops, scholarships, and enrichment opportunities, our goal is to ensure that all students develop the confidence, insights, and information they need to successfully navigate their transition through high school along with their eventual college or career pathways. We work closely with our partner middle schools and high schools as well as colleges and community organizations.

Our Student Pathways Programs include:

  • Journey
  • Island Middle School to High School Transition Initiatives
  • College Exploration and Engagement Program
  • Davis Maine Scholarship
  • Mission Scholarship Program

Student Pathways Team Values, Vision, & Outcomes

Team Values

  • Believe in our students, families, and communities.
  • See, honor, and learn from our students’ distinct identities.
  • See, honor, and learn from the strengths of our students’ communities.
  • Recognize families as integral partners in our work.
  • Recognize schools and colleges as integral partners in our work.
  • We are passionate about providing support, tools, and knowledge as students progress through high school and along post-secondary pathways.

Team Vision

  • As a Student Pathways Team we… 
    • Model and demonstrate high expectations and strong support.
    • Bring strengths, skills, insights, and gifts equally valued and drawn upon.
    • Lead as we learn.
    • Learn as we lead. 
  • Programs and policies reflect our team values.
  • Pathways programs are developmentally intentional. 
  • Policies, initiatives, processes, and outcomes are aligned.
  • Programs include strong partnerships with high schools, colleges, and community-based organizations. 
  • We consistently assess our Pathways program progress and adjust our approaches as needed to ensure consistency, efficiency, and excellence on behalf of the students we support. 
  • We represent our work to the Board, staff colleagues, and community members through the lens of our shared and integrated values.

Team Outcomes

Students…

  • Develop the confidence, insights, and information they need to successfully navigate their transitions through high school along with their eventual college or career pathways. 
  • Learn to self-advocate.
  • Value and utilize key support and resources to ensure academic persistence and success. 
  • Contribute to and benefit from authentic peer mentoring opportunities.
  • Explore career interests and opportunities.
  • Engage in service opportunities in their communities.

Journey

In November 2017, EdGE launched Journey, a new six-year youth mentoring program. Journey is made possible by the Lerner Foundation and its mentoring-based initiative, Aspirations Incubator, designed to raise/sustain aspirations of rural Maine middle and high school students.

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Mission Scholarship Program

Maine Seacoast Mission’s scholarship programs help recent high school graduates and adults from Maine’s offshore islands and Downeast communities continue their education and achieve their dreams.

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College Exploration & Engagement

A college preparation and transition program that supports students with learning about, preparing for and successfully transitioning toward college.

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Davis Maine Scholarship

A full, renewable, four-year scholarship at a Davis Maine Partner college for first-generation college bound students.

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Island Middle to High School Transition Program

Social and emotional support for students and their families as they prepare to leave their island school to attend school on the mainland.

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