Find Your Path is a student-volunteer-run, registered non-profit that aims to help Black youth and first-generation students realize their academic potential through creating engaging, restorative and Afrocentric educational programming and providing annual scholarships for graduating students.
Theory Of Change
The theory of change for our Afrocentric youth programming was informed by feedback from students, parents and educators on our previous years of programming and a through program theory assessment, which included extensive literature review and interviews with experts in Afrocentric pedagogy, positive psychology and impact evaluation. We are eternally grateful to Cornelius Saunders for his guidance and support in the theory assessment process and extend our thanks to Professor Riché Barnes (Yale University), Susan Fairlie (National Health Service England), Professor George Dei (University of Toronto) and Professor George Frempong (Dalhousie University). The simplified diagram representing our theory of change is displayed above. Our full theory of change document, which includes references to the literature that provides the theoretical basis behind the assumptions of our model, can be viewed below.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
– MARIANNE WILLIAMSON