Programs and services
Scholarship and Mentoring Program
As of spring 2023, Positive Paths has distributed more than $400,000 in scholarship funds to 100+ East Valley women. In addition to the distribution of scholarship funds, each woman is provided with one-on-one mentoring. Mentors are professionals, often with experience in the chosen career path of the scholar with whom they are matched. Mentoring has proven to be a critical element of success by providing mentees with the opportunity to broaden their perspective, build social capital, navigate organizational politics more strategically, and muster up the confidence to “lean in” and speak up when it matters most.
Scholarships assist individuals in attaining the education that is critical to strengthening family well-being and economic security. Given that postsecondary education is associated with higher incomes, better health, and improved educational outcomes, increasing college attainment can have far-reaching, multi-generational benefits for families and communities. We can help improve college completion for women, contribute to the growing demand for highly educated workers, increase tax contributions, and reduce public benefits spending (see https://iwpr.org).
The online application for the Scholarship and Mentoring Program is now open. We recommend that applicants read the Criteria for Eligibility and Important Information document to learn more about the program and the process for applying. The deadline for applying will be May 12, 2023.
Positive Paths invests in the futures of East Valley women to ensure the productivity and potential of the workforce in our community. We do this by assisting individuals in obtaining the skills and education needed for successful work performance. This includes providing individuals with public speaking opportunities, encouraging women to think aspirationally and step outside their comfort zones to take on new challenges. We assist women in acquiring a professional image that is appropriate for their career field, including business clothing, resume writing, time management, financial tools, decision-making skills, etc. In short, we amplify the ability for women to obtain and maintain successful employment.
October 2022 Newsletter
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