Community“Every single business should be a force of good…” –Sir Richard Branson
Pathways for Children is a leading provider of education and care programs on the North Shore of Massachusetts serving over 500 children and their families from 13 communities. Our year-round programming, including Head Start and Early Head Start, serves children birth to age 13 and their families.
One element of the founders’ start-up plan was to immediately align with a community based, not for profit organization. Our family connection to the Gloucester community made Pathways an excellent candidate. Our initial research showed that Pathways had a premier and long-standing reputation for their service to children and families of Cape Ann. Our meeting with the leadership convinced us that we wanted to support this group of dedicated education professionals.
Before Hawkins Point ever generated any revenue, we donated to Pathways. We also volunteered. Today our President serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, and Hawkins Point continues as a significant donor in support of Pathways efforts to improve our communities and the lives of our citizens.
The Schooner Adventure is a maritime historic preservation and educational organization. We are the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Our mission begins with restoration and preservation in perpetuity of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that is resuming active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs.
One part of the Schooner Adventure’s mission is to be an educational resource with programming for maritime, environmental and cultural issues, and to serve as a symbol of Gloucester’s maritime heritage. She hosts the children and families of Pathways several times each year for a sail that always proves to be an unforgettable experience. Students learn about life aboard working fishing vessels; things like cooking, cleaning, and the art of knot tying. They even helped hoist the sails under the direction of very knowledgeable volunteers and caring crew. These programs fulfill Adventure’s longstanding goal of connecting the young people of Cape Ann with the extraordinary history and heritage that she represents- their history and heritage.