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Pathways – GSA : Ally Week

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By Dylan Goodwin, Clinician Ally week 2019 took place from September 23 rd through the 27 th . According to GLSEN, "(b)eing an ally means taking action in solidarity with LGBTQ students and responding to their self-determined requests, for example, using the correct pronouns when referring to classmates or signing petitions demanding LGBTQ inclusio...
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06
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Pathways Summer Camp 2019: Final Two Weeks!

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Karolyn Estevez, Youth Development Specialist As summer 2019 comes to a close, we note that this year's camp has been filled with much joy and enthusiasm by both our staff and our campers. Throughout the last two weeks of camp, our students dove deeper into learning healthy coping skills as well as competitive team building games. One of the main g...
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06
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Pathways Summer Camp 2019 – Weeks 1 & 2

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Written by Karolyn Estevez, Youth Development Specialist Pathways has been very busy this summer with this year's summer camp. This year Pathways welcomed approximately 50 students to participate in the summer program and our 2019 campers are filled with energy and enthusiasm. Each day students come in ready to partake in the activities that the co...
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JUN
28
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Pathways SBYSP GSA Recognized by Carteret Mayor

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Content written by Anna Pepe,Clinical Supervisor - Pathways Pride month is in full swing and the Gender & Sexuality Alliance at Carteret High School (CHS) has had a busy month.  After kicking off Pride month at the Jersey Pride parade, students had the opportunity to plan and participate in the 3rd annual Pride Flag raising event in Carter...
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JUN
06
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Carteret GSA kicks off Pride month

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Anna Pepe, Supervisor - Pathways To kick off Pride Month, Pathways Gender & Sexuality Alliance had the privilege of joining the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice during the parade through Asbury Park at New Jersey's annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration on June 2nd.This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and the streets of ...
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APR
30
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The Evolution & Happenings of the Pathways GSA at Carteret High School

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By: Anna Pepe, Anna Pepe, Clinical Supervisor - Pathways In 2015, the need for a Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) was brought to the attention of Pathways staff, Anna Pepe by one former student, then sophomore, Alissa Radford.  Fast forward to 2019, Anna Pepe has worked closely with CHS students to grow the GSA which has provided a p...
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MAR
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Poet Glenis Redmond Inspires Students With “Informance”

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by Pathways Clinicians Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW and Lisa Lussier, LSW Carteret Middle School students were recently treated to an extraordinary after school program hosted by Pathways School Based Youth Services Program, in concert with State Theater New Jersey’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Poet Glenis Redmond fascinated a classroom filled with girls and boys with her “informance,” in which she shared several poems from her three published books, Under the Sun, Backbone, and What My Hand Say. Ms. Redmond’s informance involves not simply reading her poems, but illustrating a complete picture using voice inflection and performance in a manner that is entirely captivating. She is a storyteller through and through, telling stories woven from her insights, her childhood, and inspired by African-American historical figures. According to biographical materials provided by State Theater, she is known for writing and performing a style of poetry called the Praise Poem, a type of Tribute Poetry. “It can...
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MAR
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SADD Students Educate Their Peers on Teen Dating Violence

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By Karolyn Estevez, Youth Development Specialist - Pathways February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. About 1.5 million teens nationwide experience dating violence from a dating partner in a single year. Pathways’ SADD club took charge of teen dating violence awareness month and spread education to their peers about the signs of teen dating violence and what to do if they or a friend were ever in a dating violence situation. SADD conducted a tabling event during the lunch periods to target the majority of the high school students and help bring awareness to the issue. SADD students educated peers on the facts about dating violence, as well as traits of healthy relationships through quiz questions for which the students won a Hershey kiss. Throughout the month SADD students conducted a flower sale event, the profits of which were donated to an organization that serves women who have been victims of...
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FEB
25
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Pathways Promotes the Positivity Challenge for CHS

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By Karolyn Estevez, Youth Development Specialist - Pathways During the month of February, Pathways has come up with an initiative to promote self-love and positive thinking throughout Carteret High School. This event is designed to inspire the students and faculty of Carteret High School to look for the good in every day. We know that by incorporating positive thinking more often in your daily routine it will produce a healthier, happier, and more relaxed you. Throughout the month of February, Pathways is posting the challenge-of-the-day on social media and in the school building. One such challenge is “Instagram Wednesday Self-Love Hearts” where students are asked to write one thing they love about themselves and take a picture for Instagram. This provides a time for students to think about themselves for a moment and pick out a quality that they love about themselves and are proud of to help promote self-love and...
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Pathways Freshman Transition Program Successfully Implemented

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By Jelysa Hernandez, Clinician I The first-ever Pathways Freshman Transition Program was definitely a hit! The program consisted of 32 incoming CHS freshman and 10 mentors. Our mentors were chosen based on their attitude, positive behavior, and willingness to help others. These mentors will assist the freshman as needed during the school year and create a sense of encouragement. All campers participated team building activities including human knot, Coke and Pepsi, and hit the deck. They also enjoyed playing sports together during the week. On Tuesday, all campers went to the NJ State Theatre to see the movie Wonder . Students were able to learn the effects of bullying and understand the importance of kind gestures towards others. Everyone participated in a communication workshop led by Jelysa Hernandez to highlight how unclear communication can lead to confusing interpretations, emphasize the need for clarity when communicating, and understand the various types of...
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