Equipping young adults for their future.

Young AdultsPATHworks!™ helps young adults move from passive to active decision-making in academics and life; and supports parents, other adults and  agencies who work with them. Our customized youth development products and services focus on developing a young adult’s Purpose, Attitude, Tenacity and Hope including transitions, career planning, conflict resolution & communication skills, self care strategies, academic planning, and relationship building. 

We also provide staff development and consulting services to agencies who work with young adults through Patricia Smoot Wicks Consulting LLC (click to learn about our consulting capabilities).

GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!

FALL TEST PREP SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ON-LINE REGISTRATION! 

3 Hour Workshops!    3 Day Series!      Individual Services!  Free Practice Test with optional Performance Report!

Watch for WINTER BREAK offerings!

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CEO/Founder Ms. Patricia shared thoughts on mentoring and Hope Relationships!™

on PBS Forum 360 this summer!  Click the link below to hear it!

https://youtu.be/k1GhLGDxsBQ

Share your thoughts about Hope Relationships with us!

@PATHworksohio  on Twitter or

PATHworks Ohio on Facebook!

We look forward to helping students FOCUS this school year!

Small Group and Individual Services for ALL Students!

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Fall ACT PREP Services

College and Career Coaching

Academic Decision-Making

Registration is open NOW!  If you have questions, please call Ms. Patricia @ 330-861-4973 or email patricia@pathworksohio.com.

Test Prep Services include:

Small Group Series:  Signature Test Prep services include 2 Free practice tests/self-score, performance summary, comprehensive review of main ACT sections with application, strategies and action plan.

3-Day Series: One (1) Free practice test/self-score, performance summary, succinct review of main ACT sections with application and strategies.

3-Hour Workshop: Bottom-line review and strategies.

Individual Services: Signature Test Prep services delivered one-on-one.  Schedule determined directly with family.

We offer FREE Practice ACT and self-score opportunities on select Saturdays from 9am-1pm this Fall.

You DESERVE individualized support! We are here to insure your student has the opportunity to

Deserved Championdecrease anxiety, maximize score & build confidence!

Call Ms. Patricia for immediate assistance – 330-861-4973.

 College and Career Coaching and Academic Decision-making Services are available individually and in small groups.

Check out www.pathworksohio.com  SERVICES tab for more information.

 

 

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GREETINGS  2017-18  SCHOOL-BASED SERVICE PARTNERS!cvca LOGO

 

 ATTENTION YOUTH-SERVING AGENCIES AND SCHOOLS!

We are scheduling ACT PREP Workshops and Series for 2017-18 School Year. 

Click here for PRINTABLE INFORMATION PAGE.

Click here for SERVICE REQUEST FORM

Call  Patricia Wicks with questions – 330-861-4973.

STAY ACTIVE this Summer!

Get-It-Done-teens-281x300Excellent tools to use this summer to stay ACTIVE:

www.jastudentcenter.org – Research your passion and career interests. Connect to your academic focus.

www.khanacademy.org – Turn challenges into muscles not crutches.  Be sure to stay tuned in to your academic foundation.  Base knowledge is up to you!

www.careerinfonet.com – Gain facts about your career and which programs are available in this state (and others) to get you there successfully.

www.kidshealth.org  – Coping with stressors and maintaining physical health are important, too!  Have a question?  Great interactive information for questions you want to ask.

www.pathworksohio.com – Of course!  Want to know HOW to use these tools?  Check-0ut us out this summer!  We would love to see you!  Quality and Affordable services for young adults who take ACTION!

 

NEW ACT PREP SITE IN CLEVELAND!

Cleveland Families and Guidance Counselors asked… we delivered!

NEW LOCATION FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Young AdultsGet Your ACT Together!™

3 Hour Workshop for Busy Families

October 15, 2016

December 3, 2016

February 4, 2017

April 1, 2017 (no joke!)

9:00am – 12:00pm

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Location: The Coffee House at University Circle, 11300 Juniper Road, Cleveland. 

CLICK FOR ON-LINE REGISTRATION.

LIMITED SEATS!  ACT FAST!

FREE Parking behind the Coffee House!  Refreshments provided.

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Enjoy Wade Oval and a cup of coffee while your student learns bottom-line strategies to maximize their ACT scores, builds confidence and increases personal accountability for outcomes.  A WIN for everyone!

We look forward to working with you!

FALL PRIORITIES! Make your time COUNT!

Welcome back to a year full of possibilities.

Which actions will you choose?

Get It Done! teensStudents Seek opportunities that help connect your schoolwork to your future self!

Parents – Enjoy the ride:-)   Offering space to explore with opportunities to choose are key!

Educators and Adult Mentors “We know what we know”, right?  When we do not have information (or time), we secure resources to support our families.  Choose PATHworks!™ for presentations, encouragement and professional development!  Test Prep,  Academic Decision-making,  Engaging Unique Students.  We have what you are looking for!  Stay in touch – 330-861-4973 or patricia@pathworksohio.com!

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Join us

#VALUEofYOU on Twitter @pathworksohio!

Our  #VALUEofYOU chats share INFORMATION about hot topics that impact our future self (like standardized tests and current research), INTERPRETATION alternatives and INSPIRATION to learn more.

 

We want young people to CONFIDENTLY AND ACTIVELY GROW THEIR FUTURE….and have the tools and supports to make it happen.

The PATHworks!™ family looks forward to working with you this school year!
Cheers!
Ms. Patricia

 

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Get It Done! teensJOIN US ON TWITTER

@pathworksohio

YOU ARE #PRICELESS!

PATHtips!™ May 2015

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Thoughts on Mentoring Series – Part 3

EQUIP versus ENABLE

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.  –  Booker T. Washington

 Authentic Relationship.  Shared expectations.  Trust another person that they are capable of achieving (fill in the blank).   Dr. Karen Khaleghi stated “in one sense, “enabling” has the same meaning as “empowering”. . . however, it has developed the specialized meaning of offering help that perpetuates rather than solves a problem.”   Published Jul 11, 2012 in The Anatomy of Addiction.  How can we be sure that we are equipping our mentees with knowledge, tools and resources to succeed on their own terms, rather than enabling them to be dependent on us?  READ more about establishing healthy boundaries in the mentoring relationship.

 

PATHtips™ February 2015

appealThoughts on Mentoring Series – Part 2

Truth in Labeling

When we engage authentically with another, we come into the mentoring relationship consciously being ourselves.  This consciousness must be deliberate, otherwise our  ideas may inhibit the growth of the truer nature of the person we seek to encourage – even invalidating or alienating them from the resources we seek to offer.  The AUTHENTIC characteristic of effective mentoring began our series discussion.  This month, let us consider how we define mentoring.  How are our labels impacting our effectiveness?  What do we mean by TRUTH IN LABELING?  (… read more about effective mentoring)

PATHtips!™ January 2015

adult_groupHappy Mentoring Month!

Thoughts on Mentoring Series – Part 1

Mentors can open doors, support existing circumstances and bring external assets to a youth (or peer) to help bring out the best in the person.  Mentoring is described as many things and comes in all shapes, sizes and textures.  Overall, mentoring can provide a vehicle for the transmission of values, tools, information and support.

Thoughts on Mentoring Series will consider what constitutes effective mentoring, what “doing it” correctly means, and what makes the relationship sustainable.

Let’s begin our conversation with authentic relationship ….  A rose is still a rose (…read more).

PLAN AHEAD! STAY AHEAD!

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girl thinking with question marksPlanning to take the ACT? Looking for affordable one-on-one Test Prep help?

You have TIME TO PRIORITIZE to maximize your performance (and learn some stuff to help in class right now!).  

 

 Get Your ACT Together™ Series

  COMPLETE THE ON-LINE INQUIRY FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SMALL GROUP  ♦   INDIVIDUAL FOCUS ♦   SPECIFIC ACTIONS

REDUCE ANXIETY – BUILD CONFIDENCE – MAXIMIZE SCORE

Stay on Track to Graduate

 Call Ms. Patricia at 330-861-4973 or email patricia@pathworksohio.com with questions.

 

PATHtips™ December 2014

Time TunnelPREPARING FOR THE ACT TAKES TIME.

How you spend your time impacts your performance.
Check out

Four ideas to consider when preparing for the ACT

(and standardized tests).
I hope that you consider them as you think about what you will PRIORITIZE this Winter.
Be Well,
 Ms. Patricia