Pathways to Education: Youth Engagement Facilitator

Inspire local youth to complete their studies, fulfill their potential and thrive!

The SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre and Pathways to Education are looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of local high school students.

Pathways to Education is a program for youth in low-income communities that helps students graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education, training, or employment. Pathways addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise, and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates. This program is being offered for the first time in Surrey, and will provide a range of supports for youth, including free tutoring, social and mentoring activities, one-to-one educational support, bus passes, grocery cards, scholarships and positive relationships with adult role models.

Your role:

As a Pathways volunteer, you will provide tutoring and mentoring to Surrey youth who face systemic barriers to educational success. We are looking for individuals who are excited by the opportunity to support youth in their high school studies, and who are looking for experience leading and facilitating group activities. Training is provided.

In this role, you will gain experience:

  • Providing effective tutoring support to high school students in at least one core subject (Math, English, Science, Geography, Social Sciences).
  • Productively engaging in conversation with learners, using a strength-based model to determine academic support needs.
  • Adapting tutoring strategies to respond appropriately to different learner needs.
  • Working collaboratively with program staff to support youth learning needs.
  • Participating in inclusive group academic and mentoring activities.
  • Introducing and modeling positive decision-making strategies to youth.
  • Demonstrating effective mentoring techniques such as active listening, coaching, advising, and providing feedback when working with youth.

Program dates:

January 2020 – June 2020

Times & Locations:

This program will be offered on the following dates, times, and locations:

  • Mondays at Kwantlen Park Secondary (10441 132 Street) from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Mondays at the City Centre Youth Hub (10453 Whalley Blvd) from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays at Guildford Park Secondary (10707 146 Street) from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays at the SFU Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre (City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive) from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at Kwantlen Park Secondary (10441 132 Street) from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays at Guildford Park Secondary (10707 146 Street) from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in the opportunity, please email us at, and share your availability with us!


How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Trisha Dulku, Community Engagement Associate ( with your name, contact information, current program and year of study at SFU, and any previous relevant experience. 

You will be asked to participate in a quick pre-screening interview at a time that is convenient for you before your information is sent to Pathways to Education for the next steps.

Deadline to apply:  Sunday January 26th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at