Global Pathways Institute was created to find solutions to our national failure to prepare huge numbers of young people for success, including achieving economic independence.
“I want to acknowledge the critical and important and excellent work that Global Pathways Institute is doing on behalf of students in Arizona and across the Southwest.”
Global Pathways Institute is committed to creating an America in which all young people are prepared to lead productive and successful lives. We believe that providing young people with high-quality multiple pathways is the best way to help them discover and develop their potential and achieve economic independence.
GPI will advance a national movement to provide high-quality multiple pathways to economic independence for all young people. We will work with the organizations, institutions, and individuals aligned with GPI to accelerate awareness and adoption of effective pathways models, to facilitate development of innovative pathways programs and policies, and to build support for the national movement.
Our system for preparing young people to achieve the American Dream is badly broken. The symptoms include the world’s highest college dropout rate; over $1 trillion in student loan debt; and staggering levels of teen and young adult unemployment / underemployment. This crisis now touches virtually every family in America.
Developing effective solutions to the Pathways challenge will require that we – and those who share our vision – work across four interrelated areas.
June 30 - July 2, 2015
GPI is working to build a national coalition to make career literacy a central focus of our education system. Director, William Symonds, gave keynote address at the National Career Development Association Global Conference on July 1, 2015.
Click below to view the PowerPoint from the NCDA Global Conference and to learn more about how you can get involved.
May 28 - 29, 2015
Listen to ASU President Michael Crow’s keynote address at the 2015 Southwest Pathways Conference.
This sold-out event brought together business, education, government and philanthropic leaders to forge a strong "Call to Action."
Click on the link below to experience the excitement generated by the event - including videos of top speakers, photos and much more.
The ideas that inform GPI were first expressed in the Pathways to Prosperity report, published in 2011. Since then, the work of GPI and director William Symonds has been recognized and reported on by media outlets from across the country.