Montville’s Pathways for Exceptional Children is flying high after last week when they were “awarded a $62,000 grant from the Youth Advisory Board with State Farm,” said Melinda Jennis, of Pathways for Exceptional Children.
Jennis said the “grant will be used to increase the programs and equipment at the studio and to begin small businesses in photography, video production, graphic arts, disc jockey, rock band, and more.”
To continue it’s positive reach into the community, Pathways is hosting “The Power of ONE Mini-Conference” on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The conference allows participants to “explore what Pathways is all about and the programs and community service options” they have and there will be a mini information conference for children, parents and professionals.
This conference will be at the Montville Township Auditorium and “many mentors that have developed their own programs in Pathways ... will be presenting how they made such a difference in the lives of others by taking ONE idea and putting it into action,” according to the Montville School’s Monday Memo.
“The rock band will be playing and other programs such as photography, video production, graphic arts, dance, martial arts, sports and other recreation programs will be presented by mentors. Other professionals and mentors from schools in Wayne, Long Valley and Livingston will be there presenting the fabulous things they have done with the training Pathways has given them,” according to the memo.
Visit their website to register for the conference filled with creative ideas developed by children at www.PathwaysKids.org.
Also, coming p on Monday is the Pathways’ first Mentor Training of the year from 4 - 6 p.m. at Montville township hall. Registration can be found on the Pathways' website under the "Mentoring" navigation bar.