Value to RA Staff

Short, engaging videos followed by reflections and activities that focus on fostering RA wellness while providing specific tools, strategies, and activities for creating a wellness-informed resident community. This program also provides a facilitation guide for running wellness programs for your residents (details below).

  • Teaches the relevant neuroscience of resilience & mental health

  • Provides frameworks for building resilience and fostering wellness

  • Gives proactive wellness strategies for personal and professional life

  • Includes adaptable, suggested tools for conflict resolution, difficult conversations, and empathetic communication

Bonus: Facilitated Residence Hall Event(s)

Educational Vignettes, Activities, and Discussions

  • Facilitation Guide

    Step-by-step facilitation guide for running one or more wellness events for your residents.

  • Videos

    Uses the videos from the program to kick off discussions and engage attendees.

  • Activity Take-Home

    A journal-style activity guide for your residents to take with them when they leave.



Jason Schofield

With a strong background in coaching, management, entrepreneurial consulting, and developing products and services in the technology space, Jason brings his creative spirit and forward-thinking mindset to the Pathways products. Jason feels incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to unite his three main passions, education, health, and entrepreneurship, through Pathways to Empower.

Founder of Pathways to Empower

Dr. Donna Volpitta

Always an educator, Dr. Volpitta loves finding ways to translate neuroscience so that people can apply it to their own lives. Her work is grounded in the latest research in neurology, psychology, and education. She is the co-author of The Resilience Formula, author of Neuroworld, co-creator of the Nametags Education Program, and is a sought-after speaker. A former classroom teacher (and mother of 4 adolescents!) with experience in both general and special education, Donna holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University.