Jeritt Thayer - Keep high risk students in school

by Partnership With Children, Inc.
Jeritt Thayer - Keep high risk students in school


Walking the Path gives high risk students the chance to examine the personal challenges they face and the confidence to overcome these hurdles to achieve success in school, society and life

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Walking the Path builds literacy and technology skills with at-risk middle and high school students who society has failed. These are students who have fallen through the cracks of our educational system and society as a result of the overwhelming stress they face in their personal lives, whether it be from domestic violence, poverty, gang activity or drugs. Students learn photography and audio/video skills through a series of activities that culminate in the making of auto-biographical movies


Students build their literacy and digital skills, and reflect on their experiences to regain interest in school and heal emotionally from their traumas. Activities include writing scripts, and learning video editing.

Long-Term Impact

In Walking the Path, we use art therapy to help high-risk students overcome their past traumas and rebuild their interest in learning, ensuring they stay in school and on the path to success.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Partnership with Children

Organization Information

Partnership With Children, Inc.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Caitlin Motherway
Project Leader:
Caitlin Motherway
New York, NY United States
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