Project N.O.A.H. is our entry program, designed to help teen parents, who are graduates of Pathways Academy in Detroit, to further their education by removing barriers that may prevent them from finishing college or post-secondary training. After we help teen parents enroll in a post-secondary program, we provide mentorship, tutoring, a study hall, transportation, case management, financial literacy, and other supportive services that will help them be successful inside and outside of the classroom.
While they are in class, the participants’ young children will be enrolled in high quality early childhood development programs on site so they will achieve and/or exceed standard psychological and academic developmental benchmarks for their age group. Our goal is to decrease poverty two generations at a time and for this model to be replicated across the United States.
Summer Bridge Program
As a bridge from high school to a skilled trades program, we have partnered with Trane Technologies to help 10-12 graduates of the Pathways Academy graduating class every summer. Our objectives for this partnership would be to first, spark the interest of our participants in the skilled trades arena and then prepare them for their first accredited class in the Maintenance Mechanical Associates Degree Program. The scope and sequence will be as follows for the cohort:
Participate in a Virtual Career Fair and Mentorship Program with Trane Staff Members. This will open the minds of the teen moms to pursue a career in the skilled trades and to show that it is possible for them to succeed.
Meet at the Redeem Detroit facility once a week to receive training that is aligned to the Maintenance Mechanical Trades Curriculum and an Apprenticeship Program.
Learn how to use your skills for Financial Empowerment
While teen moms are in class, their children will receive a quality daycare experience that will strengthen the following childhood psychological developmental stages:
Social and Emotional Development
Speech and Language Development
Fine Motor Skill Development
Gross Motor Skill Development
Our measurements of success is that 80% who finish the Trane Summer Bridge program will enroll into a full time skilled trades school or program and eventually earn their license and enter into the workforce as technicians and even become employees of Trane.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Basics Of Skilled Trades
How To Own Your First Home
How to start a Business
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
$500 Stipend - Get Paid As You Learn!
Daycare On Site
Resources For Yourself And Your Child!
After School Study Hall Program
Where: 11111 Whittier Ave. When: Tuesday-Thursday Time: 4pm-7pm
Quiet Study Time
At our facility we offer quiet rooms for concentration, meditation, and studying
We offer free transportation to Pathways Students and Graduates to the site and back home
We offer a computer lab for students to complete classwork, homework, resumes, job search, etc. We also offer spaces to have zoom meetings
Free Daycare Services
We offer free Daycare services on site for Pathways students and graduates. While students are improving themselves, their children will begin their enhanced education
We offer onsite and virtual tutors to help with teaching difficult concepts as well as guide students on best techniques for resumes, job searches, etc.
Life Skills Workshops
We offer free workshops on Parenting, Financial Empowerment, Culinary Arts, Skilled Trades, etc.
What We Offer
Personal Development Courses
Financial Literacy 100 (Credit, Homeownership, Investing, etc)
Parenting 100 (Pre-natal and Post-natal Care)
Employability 100 (Pre-Apprenticeship, Career Training & Placement)
College Prep 100 (Tutoring, Study Hall, Best Practices)
Ongoing Courses – Continuing education within the Personal Development Course framework
Community Colleges (Academic Partner)
Unique focus on early literacy development assistance during program, school and employment hours
Skilled Trades Organizations (Occupational Partners)