Career Pathways

Career Pathways Fund 

Partnering to Develop Experiential Learning & Career Exploration

SEF is pleased to announce a new partnership with SEDCO, the Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce and the Scarborough Public Schools and the creation of the Career Pathways Fund. This fund will be a designated vehicle for individuals, businesses and grantmakers to use to support the expansion of the Career Pathways Initiative – an exciting and relevant learning effort at Scarborough High School.

During the 2017 – 2018 school year, SHS successfully developed and piloted an Internship Program that served 13 students. These students, who represented all achievement levels and a full array of post-graduate life plans, were matched with internships that reflected their long-term career interests and paired with a mentor to guide them. Their work was synthesized in a seminar course as part of the program. Many valuable relationships within the business community have been forged and many innovative ideas for learning experiences that will connect students with careers have emerged.

In just the first year, students worked with Scarborough Terrace, MEND Health & Wellness of Maine, Portland Radio Group, Maine Medical Center, Lucky Clover Stables and more great local hosts! 

Helping students discover their future career path is more important that ever. With the rising cost of education and sensitivity to mounting student debt promising students are susceptible to choosing a future based on old assumptions rather than choosing based on experience and passion. By expanding this program to serve more than just 13 students per year we will help Scarborough graduates feel confident in their post-graduate plans and be even more successful!

Stay tuned for announcements of major gifts from area businesses and families who are helping to launch this exciting fund.