Channeled Paths was formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, Channeled Paths seeks to foster social and behavioral change in at-risk youth aged 18 and under through no-cost counseling and mentoring while also providing professional development opportunities for psychotherapy interns preparing for graduation.
Channeled Paths works primarily with area schools to identify at-risk youth. We define “at-risk youth” as those demonstrating the diagnostic criteria of oppositional-defiant disorder, and provide participating schools with a clear and concise checklist to assist in determining eligibility of individual youth. Additionally, Channeled Paths maintains a working relationship with local law enforcement and the Georgia and South Carolina Juvenile Justice Departments to identify at-risk youth who may or may not be attending public or private schools.
Channeled Paths seeks to target qualifying youth in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), a 19-county service area (Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes counties in Georgia and Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale, Barnwell, and McCormick counties in South Carolina).