About Us

The Better World Mission

“Pathways to A Better World’s Mission is to support the development of and attendance at educational programs that empower people to lead more enriched, successful and fulfilled lives so our world is a better place for the children of today and for a thousand generations to come.”

Pathways To A Better World is an IRS-approved 501c(3) non-profit corporation. It has an all-volunteer independent Board of Directors that manages all aspects of this organization, such as making scholarship decisions, creating events for donations and managing the scholarship fund so that 100% of all donations go to scholarships. If you have any questions about Better World, or would like to nominate yourself or someone else to be on the Better World Board, please contact Board Chair, Iggy Torres, at [email protected]

The Scholarship Fund is supported by the graduates of Pathways to Successful Living Seminars. Graduates will often give donations on a monthly, yearly, one time basis or create something with their place of business called “Matched Giving” where the company that they work for matches their giving. In addition to the gifts received from the graduates we create events to raise money for the Scholarship Fund. We have created things like Pathways Idol, Silent Auctions and Family Picnics that have supported the fund over the years.

We would love to have you join us by getting involved and supporting Pathways to A Better World, in creating a Legacy for those that follow in your footsteps.

Board of Directors

Iggy Torres, President

I have been involved with Pathways since 1994, staffing, doing music or other things that support Pathways. So many of my dreams have come true since attending the seminars ~ from moving to my dream home in Florida and being able to see the fireworks from Disney each night to finding the love of my life and marrying her. I joined the Better World Board after moving to Florida in order to stay involved and ensure that anyone that has a financial hardship is able to attend the seminars so they too can create the dreams living inside them as I have for myself.

Robert Martin, Treasurer

I am honored and privileged to serve as the Treasurer of Pathways to a Better World. It brings me great fulfillment to help in the financial support for people who would like to attend Pathways seminars. For me, attending Pathways seminars has forever changed the course of my life. At the age of 18, I attended my first seminar and began the journey of knowing myself and my own self imposed limitations. The knowledge and tools I learned from Pathways helped me over come the fear so that I could achieve some of the dreams I had in my life. As a result, I learned that I LOVE helping people find their own path to success and serving as a board member of Better World allows me to support others in doing the same. For me, helping others brings great fulfillment! There is a saying in the Pathways seminars: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I am grateful for the opportunity to support people in attending the Pathways seminars so they can change their lives. I feel like my being on the board helps change the world one person at a time.

April Petersen, Director

My personal growth and fulfilling life are a direct result of attending the Pathways seminars in 2002. This has left me passionate about giving the same gifts to others and creating a better world. I believe that my passion and dedication towards the Pathways mission is a due to the results I have created in my life. My desire is to support individuals in receiving the benefits that I have received by growing our scholarship fund. I have been part of producing successful fundraisers for Pathways to a Better World (Pathways Idol and the Silent Auction) and am honored to be on this board.