Pathways middle school students spent the year learning to make good choices, set goals, and build self-confidence. Beginning with several days of team building exercises, they have been busy with a Halloween visit to Scaremare at Liberty University, attending the Roanoke City Youth Summit, participation in Global Youth Service Day, and running the Carilion Family One-Miler. In February, each student undertook a research project on an African-American that they admire to celebrate Black History Month. They spent several weeks researching and preparing a display and then presented their work to all Pathways students. In April, they enjoyed a fun outing to the Mill Mountain Star. As part of the R Rules curriculum, the students learned how to properly order food and conduct oneself at a restaurant. Then, they went to Macado’s for dinner and put their new skills to the test! The students will be headed to summer camp at Massanetta in June and return to several weeks of summer programming at PCC before embarking on new adventures in August.