“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


The mission of Pave the Path is to give opportunity to potential high school leaders and give them the insights, tools, and mentors to shape their path for the future. Through gaining this key knowledge, we can help grow a community of developed youth to help shape, give back and become leaders right here in Fort Wayne. Pave the Path is a joint program in partnership between Believe in a Dream, Inc. and 4WARD, Inc. The two-day seminar is for 100 student leaders in high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are focused on the development of leadership skills, indentifying their own personal brand, collaborating with community mentors and build a project to better their school or community.

Upon the completion of the program, student leaders begin a year-long mentorship program and work on their Young Visionaries projects. 


Thank you to the following sponsors of our 2019 Pave the Path event. Without your help, we would not be where we are today. Thank you for your support and kindness.