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Pathways to Opportunity

Listing Last Update: March 25, 2021


5100 Tice Street
Fort Myers, FL 33905-5203

Primary Contact

Jessica Tursi

(239) 995-2106 Ext:2301

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

Pathways to Opportunity, aligns with Goodwill of Southwest Florida's mission “to serve people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence." This exciting program was launched in July 2014 to provide group training for adults with developmental disabilities and significant functional limitations. The Pathways to Opportunity program is structured on the needs and interests of its participants who choose training topics and activities based on their identified goals. In this respect it is unique as a person-directed, person-centered training program. Group classes are led by trained professionals. Classes are currently scheduled from 9:30 am through 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Mission Statement

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.

Hours of operation: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost info: Some of the participants in the“Pathways to Opportunity (PTO) program are eligible for funding from the State of Florida’s Medicaid Waiver Program or Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities general revenue, which is paid to the program at $4.86 per hour up to a maximum of $29.16 per day for a six-hour day. For individuals not receiving this state funding, due to being on a wait list or not eligible, there is a private-pay charge ranging from $2.00 to $29.16 per day based on participant’s income level. When available, scholarship opportunities provide for participants to attend free of cost. Participants are selected based on program availability and meeting the admission criteria. The Program Director reviews enrollment paperwork (application and health form) to determine eligibility. Because this is a program for adults, parents do not participate in the class activities.

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