In 2008, our foundation joined with the Middletown Public Schools, Wesleyan University, and Middlesex Community College to launch a new initiative: Pathways to Your Future. Pathways was designed to encourage low-income, at-risk middle school students to explore options for future careers and the educational pathways that they would need to take to prepare for them. Activities included research into careers and educational opportunities, visits from professionals and to workplaces, and visits to Wesleyan and Middlesex to allow students to get a feel for how they might fit into a college environment. After operating as an after-school program for several years, the Pathways curriculum was deemed to be so valuable that it was incorporated into the regular school day for all students in grades 6–8. We’re proud to have played a key role in this program that ultimately evolved into a system change.