Pathway Partners

Mission Statement:
Pathway Partners mission is “To expose high school students to nurturing relationships with caring adults and to the diversity of opportunities and experiences in our community. These experiences, having guided academic and personal development, will enhance students’ life skills and enable them to make successful transitions to post high school education and employment.”
Brief Agency Overview:
Pathway Partner’s Mentoring Program’s goal is to facilitate relationships between high school students and caring adults in the Marshfield community. These relationships can involve career exploration as well as volunteer opportunities in school and in the community. The primary purpose of the relationship is to enhance the student’s life skills and prepare students for a successful transition to post high school education and employment.
Hours of Operation:
School days, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact Person:
Ginger Sternweis, Program Director
List of programs, descriptions, eligibility requirements and costs of each:
One-on-one Mentoring:
Volunteer mentors from the community are matched with a student based on career and personal interests. Mentors meet with their student an hour, once a month during the academic school year. The mentor serves as a trusted friend and connection to the community.
The role of the mentor is influenced by the student’s individual needs. Mentors are available to support their student’s academic needs and special interests, as well as encourage and arrange volunteer activities, job shadow experiences and other valuable opportunities for the students.
Job Shadowing:
Students travel into the workplace to learn first-hand from local community professionals what is required of a career, in which they are interested. With parent permission, students are able to be excused from school to participate in this valuable learning opportunity.
Informational Interviewing:
Local community professionals sit down with students outside of the workplace, typically at the high school, to answer questions about their area of career expertise. Students are able to gain valuable insights of expectations in areas of their career interest by learning from those already in the field.
Orientation, training and materials are provided for all mentors. Any MHS student is welcome to apply to the program, which is free of charge.
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Caring adults are needed for one-on-one mentoring to mentor a student once a month during the school year.
  • Professionals and local community businesses are needed to share their career expertise with a student for a one-time job shadow or informational interview experience.
  • Professionals willing to share their career expertise are needed to educate students about career opportunities in our community; designed for those students without a specific career interest or path in mind.
Contact Information:
Marshfield High School
1401 E Becker Road
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: 715-387-8464 ext. 4559 Fax: 384-3589