Our nation is in the middle of a mental health crisis. The PATH Curriculum gives teachers tools to have important conversations with their students about mental health. We've created a six-lesson curriculum to be delivered by a teacher within grades 6-12. The curriculum integrates concise teacher instructions with student handouts, YouTube and short Impact Videos, peer empathy-building activities, projects, and student surveys.
Important update: with the uncertainty that comes with the Covid-19 pandemic, the PATH Curriculum provides calendar lessons and pacing with online school in mind. Nearly all of the PATH Curriculum lessons have an online option, including variations to partner and group work, to promote and maintain connectedness. Our easy navigational system through Teachable.com will optimize the lessons for any staff member delegated to teach PATH. More than ever before, mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on resilience-building, is imperative for student well-being. Register below for our next webinar or email Tasha Schuh directly to learn more about PATH Curriculum as an online learning opportunity.
Teachers, counselors, and adults who serve adolescents will find that PATH provides a key component that is missing in education today.
PATH’s approach helps students:
- find Purpose now
- understand Attitude's influence on growth and learning
- choose a Team of trusted people for advocacy and support
- anticipate Hope for their future
PATH deepens students’ understanding of mental health and suicide awareness, as it delivers a set of tools that can potentially serve them in every aspect of their lives.
Join us for our next webinars
In our upcoming webinars, you will learn how PATH Curriculum can help teachers and students deepen the conversation about mental health and suicide awareness. Jan Pavolski, veteran teacher of 35 years and lead writer of PATH Curriculum, along with Tasha Schuh, founder of the PATH Curriculum, will be leading a 30-minute free, live Zoom meeting webinar on the following date:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The PATH Curriculum - Meeting your school's SEL goals
SEL is crucial in a child’s life, so schools are stepping up to manage these skills. Social and emotional learning builds competencies and provides the tools for academic and life success. Click here to read further, and you will see that The PATH Curriculum meets the needs for your school’s SEL goals.
How the PATH Curriculum came to be
In 2014, Tasha and Doug received the tragic news that a close friend had lost her son to suicide. Logan was only 14 years old. This came as a total shock and a wake-up call simultaneously. After Logan's death, Tasha and Doug took it upon themselves to start something that would generate awareness, compassion, and acceptance for youth. The PITCrew Movement was born and has evolved into the PATH Curriculum. This is a pledge to Logan and all of those who feel lost and unheard giving them a voice to reach out, ask for help and know that there is hope.
Be proactive. Don't wait. Equip your students now with the tools to face life's challenges.
What Schools Are Saying
"During the 2018-19 school year Tasha came to speak to our students about resiliancy and hope. Tasha really connected well with our students and had a great message. Due to this positive message and connection, we decided to use Tasha's mental health curriculum with our 8th grade students this year. There is such a need for mental health curriculum in a school setting. Our students were able to utilize the tools provided by Tasha's Friendship lesson. There was instant buy-in from students. They were both able to participate in a large group format and reflect as individuals. I recommend Tasha's PATH curriculum to any school looking to improve the mental health of their students."
Ryan Bargender, Principal, Abbotsford Middle and High School
Founder of The PATH Curriculum
"I almost gave up hope. I nearly succumbed to a life far below my potential.
But I pushed through a life-changing theater accident (fell through a trapdoor) that left me paralyzed from the chest down and created a vibrant, fulfilling life.
I am a survivor, a believer, and a fighter.
And because my theater accident happened at the age of 16, I’ve dedicated my life to helping youth navigate struggles. I’ve poured every ounce of my pain and joy into this mission.
I travel across the country, speaking to schools and at youth conferences, imparting my message of hope and resilience. I inspire and challenge my listeners to overcome and persevere, no matter what life throws at them.
The importance of this message became painfully clear in 2014, when a close friend lost her son to suicide. Logan was only 14 years old. My PITCrew Concept and PATH Curriculum are a pledge to Logan which gives youth a voice to reach out, ask for help, and know that there is hope."
Has Tasha spoken at your school?
If so, the PATH Curriculum is a great way to keep the momentum going! The PATH Curriculum takes Tasha’s message shared with your students into greater depth, leaving an enduring impression in the minds and hearts of your students.
Ongoing and sustained learning about mental health and suicide awareness requires follow-up experiences, and that is precisely what the PATH Curriculum will provide on each topic of P-A-T-H introduced in Tasha’s keynote presentation: (Purpose, Attitude, Team, Hope). The PATH Curriculum will place the exclamation point on the takeaways from Tasha’s visit, so when your students face life's challenges, PATH can help. Combining the power of Tasha’s keynote with the PATH Curriculum provides students with the opportunity to learn the facts and activate the tools to cope during their most difficult times. Commit to building resilience within your students by adding the PATH Curriculum today.
Tasha speaking at your school + PATH Curriculum =
.... Impactful experience for your students
.... mental health and suicide awareness
.... positivity in your schools