Succeed2gether, a Montclair based non-profit organization that addresses unequal access to educational resources, is launching Pathways Forward, a new program offering wrap-around support for students and their families over the six-year journey from middle school through the first year of college or vocational training. The program is free for low- and moderate-income families.

The first introductory session will take place on Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. in person at Succeed2gether’s office, at 11 Pine St, Montclair, and will also be offered online.

Students starting in eighth grade up to those entering college and their families are invited to attend. At the initial meeting, participants will learn about the program, sign up for quarterly events, and be matched with mentors. A light dinner will be provided.

“Pathways Forward will help students build a roadmap for their future by guiding them to form goals and develop the skills necessary to reach them,”  president of Succeed2gether Marcia Marley said in an announcement. “This is a natural extension of our existing and established educational programs and we’re so excited to begin with our first cohort.”

Pathways Forward will provide quarterly group meetings and information sessions, as well as workshops and hands-on, one-to-one mentoring and instruction for students and their families. Services offered will include: study skills, tutoring help, career information, test prep workshops, college essay and application support, financial aid advice, class and school selection guidance, as well as important life skills such as self-advocacy and goal setting.

To learn more about the Pathways Forward program and to sign up for the June 30 introductory event,  call 973-746-0553 or email info@succeed2gether.org.