The Pathways Foundation

The Pathways Foundation is a National harm prevention charity that assists young people make the fundamental emotional shift from being a child to becoming a young adult. The way Pathways does this is by providing contemporary, community based Rites of Passage for boys 13-15 yo. – Pathways to Manhood and for girls 12-15 yo. – Pathways into Womanhood.Find out more

Pathways Programs


Pathways to Manhood

A contemporary, community based Rite of Passage for boys to Manhood. A 5 day bush camp for boys aged 13-15 years and their fathers or a male mentor.

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Pathways into Womanhood

A contemporary, community based Rite of Passage for girls into Womanhood. A 5 day program for girls aged 12-15 years and their mothers or a woman mentor.

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Men’s Leadership Training & Women’s Leadership Training

A unique, highly effective Leadership development program that provides opportunities to deepen your leadership qualities and skills in a range of environments including ongoing involvement as a Leader on Pathways programs.

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A fun, adventure filled, bush camping weekend to celebrate the boys’ relationship with their father (or mentor). For boys aged 6 – 10 years of age.

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School and Community talks

Trained speakers can be available to deliver FREE talks on Raising Teenage Boys to the parents at your school or community group. The talk is focussed on solutions and preventative models that empower teens to reach their full potential.

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Returning Young Person (Young Men & Young Women)

There are places available for past participants to return and deepen their original experience on every Pathways to Manhood and Pathways into Womanhood program. This is a great opportunity and we recommend an integration period of approx. nine months before returning and joining a team of experienced leaders.

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