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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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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
26
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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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Pathways to Presents “An Evening with the Artist Cony” on April 11th

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Members of the Carteret Community and throughout Middlesex County are invited to join forces with Pathways, Carteret’s School-Based Youth Services Program to attend “An Evening with the Artist Cony”, an evening of music and inspiration with ROCKNATION’s new artist Marcony St. Juste aka “CONY.”  Marcony, a Carteret resident and former graduate of Carteret High school fell in love with music at an early age. The event is scheduled for Thursday April 11, 2019. It will be held at the Blazing Star Cultural Arts Center located at 63 Carteret Avenue, in Carteret NJ. Two (2) shows will be offered, one at 4:30pm and a second at 6:00pm. CONY began to write music as a way to cope with many of his life struggles. The untimely death of his grandmother caused him to experience emotional distress which lead him to Pathways SBSYP.  At Pathways, he found support, understanding and a way out of...
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MAR
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The Simple Act of Asking for Help Is the First Step Towards Mental Wellness

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW, Pathways Clinician An auditorium buzzing with teenagers quieted to an attentive audience as Kristen Harootunian shared her journey through a painful childhood to now being in a mentally positive place as a young adult. Kristen works with Minding Your Mind, an organization whose mission is to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues. She was invited to Carteret High School as a guest of the school’s Pathways School Based Youth Services Program. Kristen shared that her struggles grew out of her mother’s years of alcoholism and devastating loss to suicide. While students may or may not have been touched by those particular struggles, most people have experienced times when they “felt alone, felt scared...one thing we all have in common is feelings, and you may identify with those feelings,” she said. Throughout her teenage years, she struggled with anxiety and depression, which worsened because she did...
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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
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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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JAN
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CHS Students Set the Bar High for 2019

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW, SADD Club Advisor Pathways’ Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club hung a glittery banner reminiscent of a New Year’s Eve disco ball in the Carteret High School cafeteria and invited students to ponder the question, “ What Are You Working Towards in 2019? ” This prompted students to consider their futures in terms of everyday matters but also in broader ways such as what kind of person they strive to be. Throughout four lunch periods nearly one hundred shared their positive goals for 2019 on the poster. Students offered all kinds of ambitions—academic goals, mental health goals, and physical goals. Some goals were: “Honor Roll all 4 marking periods” “Get better at basketball” “Ignore negative energy” “Pass chemistry” “To find happiness in everything I do!” “Get a scholarship” “Improve as a person, and to stop procrastinating” “Get more friends” “Get into my dream school and get my...
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JAN
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HOLIDAY HOPE—Helping Families Enjoy Their Holiday

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By Karen Boateng, Office Manager – Pathways Sadly the holidays can be one of the most difficult times for some families. Just the thought can provoke anxiety, depression and/or sadness within a household. It was with this in mind that Pathways SBYSP started “Holiday Hope”. The intention of this program is to help make the holidays just a little brighter for some of our students and their families. Families are selected with the help of school administration, faculty and other school staff.  The goal is to provide each family with prime necessities like food and toiletries. We do not provide assistance with toys or other gift type items, as we know that there are other resources for those items at this time of year (and we will provide that information for families too). Our purpose is to take some of the worry out of the holidays for families, so that even...
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