Performance Artistry. Transformation. Hope.

We are thrilled to introduce one of the most innovative and unique opportunities offered to all Simon Scholars! In their junior year of high school, Scholars have the privilege of participating in a life-changing growth experience we call PATH.

About
the PATH Program

Each of our hand-selected Scholars have endured some adversity in their lives. Part of our “whole person” development is helping Scholars process that adversity, navigate through the healing process, and use it to fuel their future growth and achievement in college and beyond.

The PATH Program was developed for that very purpose, and has proven itself to be a powerful catalyst for our Scholars’ future success.

PATH allows Scholars to work through past hardships and traumas in order to gain strength, confidence, and empowerment. The medium: Theatre.

About
the PATH Program

Each of our hand-selected Scholars have endured some adversity in their lives. Part of our “whole person” development is helping Scholars process that adversity, navigate through the healing process, and use it to fuel their future growth and achievement in college and beyond.

The PATH Program was developed for that very purpose, and has proven itself to be a powerful catalyst for our Scholars’ future success.

PATH allows Scholars to work through past hardships and traumas in order to gain strength, confidence, and empowerment. The medium: Theatre.

Students participate in an intensive 12-week workshop using the principles of Devised Theatre, in which they conceptualize, write, and ultimately perform their personal stories in a live performance before fellow Scholars, family, and community members.

Our Scholars emerge from the PATH Program with an increased sense of self-awareness, confidence, and openness that continues with them through college. Their circumstances no longer have the power to define them. The experience has demonstrated its ability to improve college readiness.

PATH Performance Videos

See what some of our Scholars have to say about how the PATH Program changed their lives:

I didn’t know who I was at all before this program, and now I feel like I do. During sessions, nothing else mattered or existed. I never thought about anything else; I was always in the moment.

Anh-Vy PhanSaddleback Class of 2018

In honesty, I feel that a part of who I am was dead before I joined this program. I was so excited to be able to conquer this new frontier of self-directing and performing my own 100% original piece. If I were told that I could have a chance to go through this all again, I would dive in without hesitation. The PATH Program is a program free of discrimination where your voice is cherished and your thoughts are given wings.

Jesus BravoCosta Mesa High School Class of 2017, University of California, Riverside Class of 2021

I was encouraged and supported throughout the entire process. At the end of it all, I realized that I was capable of facing my fears and worries. I was able to find my true self through this program in a way that was meaningful to me. Through PATH, I was able to tell my story and share my feelings with the audience without feeling ashamed of who I am.

Hector BustosSegerstrom High School Class of 2017, University of San Francisco Class of 2021

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