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Pathways Travels was founded by Jamie Donahue in 2002. Pathways’ programs focuses on experiential learning by engaging students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making through a process of learning by doing. Other key socioemotional components to experiential learning include self-awareness, confidence, and teamwork.


These programs give students the opportunity to travel to various locations and earn credits while learning about the destinations they visit. Pathways’ programs are an invaluable resource for our students. It is one of the many elements of our program that sets us apart from other schools. For many of our students, traveling is not yet an option and the trips provide exposure to parts of the world that are outside of their neighborhood.

Feb 2002
Jamie (Hall) Donahue founded Pathways in Education (now rebranded to Pathways Travels).
Mar 2006
The C.R.E.W. program was created. It currently offers mentorship, college admissions assistance, and writing workshops.
Sep 2009
College Tours was founded. It has been running curriculum about understanding resources, worthiness, & finding your fit while taking students to visit colleges.
Sep 2010
Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch located on 56 acres bordering the Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado was purchased.
Sep 2012
The Service Learning program was founded. It has included student service opportunities to Calicinto Ranch, Sacramento Food Bank, & Balboa Park.
Dec 2012
Blackbird Farm located on 240 acres bordering Hendy Woods National Forest in Mendocino County was purchased.
Feb 2015
The Pathways International program was born, taking the first trip to Havana, Cuba.
Mar 2015
The Washington D.C. program was founded. It has served over 500 students who visit sites such as Mount Vernon, Gettysburg & Colonial Williamsburg.
Jan 2016
Pathways Italy embarked on the first student trip to Venice, Florence, Rome, the Vatican and Pompeii.
Sep 2016
Pathways China took the first group of students to The Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi'an, & to a Panda Reserve.
Sep 2018
Pathways World War II Expedition was launched. Students explored parts of history impacted by the second world war.
Pathways Travels rebranded. More adventures to come!

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