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About New Pathways for Youth

Thirty years ago a small group of thoughtful, committed Phoenicians decided to change their world. They knew something different was possible for teens who are at risk; they could transform and breakthrough their difficult life circumstances, which often included poverty, drugs, and violence, to create the future they wanted. These trailblazers believed to their core that these adversities didn’t define a person and that with the right skills, mindsets, and network of caring adults – anything was possible! In 1989, these beliefs became the cornerstones of the founding of New Pathways for Youth.

Over the years, we have grown and evolved. Where we once served 40 youth a year, we now serve over 400. Nine years after that first retreat, we expanded our programs to serve preteens. Three years ago, we expanded our retreat as the cornerstone of our successful model, ensuring that everyone in our program had access to the personal development curriculum upon which we were founded.

What has never changed, never wavered, is the bedrock of our organization – a commitment that all youth, no matter what, are empowered to fulfill their potential. We take this responsibility seriously and are proud to bring intention and innovation to this vision, ensuring that our programs are grounded in the latest research in youth development and mentoring.

Today New Pathways for Youth serves youth, ages 12-21, experiencing poverty and four times the adversity of other youth—adversities such as parent incarceration, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and high school dropout. Through 1:1 mentoring in connected communities of other mentors and youth and evidence based personal development and life skills retreats and workshops, our youth create breakthroughs in self destructive thought patterns that lead to actions consistent with the future they want. We have transformed more than 7,000 lives since our founding.

History


Staff

Executive/Admin

Christy McClendon
President/CEO
cmcclendon@npfy.org
(602) 422-9261

Nicole Szymkowski
Executive Assistant
nberger@npfy.org
(602) 422-9271

Accountant
Accountant
accountant@npfy.org
(602) 422-9259

Operations

Mark Teetor
Director of Operations
mteetor@npfy.org
(602) 422-9269

Farrah Fiegener
Mentor Recruiter
ffiegener@npfy.org
(602) 422-9262

Emily Taracena
Volunteer Coordinator
etaracena@npfy.org
(602) 422-9267

Heidi Parmenter
Operations Coordinator
hparmenter@npfy.org
(602) 422-9258

Development

Marlo Dykeman
Director of Philanthropy
mdykeman@npfy.org
(602) 422-9268

Roxanne Majeski Hiller
Development Assistant
rmajeski@npfy.org
(602) 422-9272

Mary Kate Nacke
Communications Coordinator
mnacke@npfy.org
(602) 802-8269

Program

Briana Clark
Program Director
bclark@npfy.org
(602) 422-9278

Mark Garcia
Training and Curriculum Manager (& Facilitator)
mgarcia@npfy.org
(602) 422-9279

Alejandra Ruiz
Program Manager
aruiz@npfy.org
(602) 422-9265

Erin Sitz
Program Assistant
esitz@npfy.org
(602) 422-9270

Kevin Partida
Bilingual Youth Enrollment Coordinator
kpartida@npfy.org
(602) 422-9264

Program Coordinators

Mariela Garfias-Rojas
Program Coordinator
mgarfias@NPFY.org
(602) 422-9263

Charles Pratt IV
Bilingual Program Coordinator
cpratt@npfy.org
(602) 422-9276

Judy Shultz
Program Coordinator
jshultz@npfy.org
(602) 422-9275

Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Murray
    Chair
    Community Volunteer
  • John Williams
    Vice Chair
    Ricondo & Associates, Inc.
  • Tim Beatty
    Secretary
    ASU Polytechnic School, Ira Fulton School of Engineering
  • Joshua Shade
    Treasurer
    U.S. Bank
  • Gaurav Auditya
    AssetMark, Inc
  • Jason Cook
    Interior Logic
  • Lauren Frank
    Freeport McMoRan
  • Joe Gaudio
    United Health Care
  • Robin Hilgart
    HILGARTWILSON
  • Julie Johnson
    Colliers
  • Rocco Mandala
    CB Richard Ellis Capital Markets
  • Shar Najafi-Piper
    Copa Health
  • Andrew Norris
    NIIT
  • Allen Plunkett
    Phoenix Staff
  • Cathy Teeter
    CBRE, Inc.
  • Bobby Walker
    PENTA Building Group
  • Robin White
    Define Mortgage Solutions, LLC
  • Christopher Yakscoe
    Remarkable Health

Advisory Council

  • John Graham
    Chairman
    Sunbelt Holdings
  • Maria Baier
    Phoenix Suns
  • Christy Burton
    Burton Family Foundation
  • Daryl Burton
    Reliance Management
  • Howard Grace
    W.M. Grace Companies
  • Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick
    Aspen Institute
  • Marty Hedlund
    Sundt Construction
  • Ron Hilgart
    HILGARTWILSON
  • Michael Jesberger
    Terra West Communities
  • Dr. Larry Johnson
    Phoenix College
  • Patty Johnson
    Connections Marketing & Communications
  • Bill Langer
    Langer Investments
  • Ed Lesser
    Community Volunteer
  • Christine Mackay
    City of Phoenix
  • Tammy McLeod
    Flinn Foundation
  • Steve Ortega
    Leslie’s Pools
  • Arturo Perez
    U.S. Bank
  • Charles Sample
    Community Volunteer
  • Andrew Skipper
    Evergreen
  • Greg Vogel
    Land Advisors
  • Antonya Williams
    McCarthy Building Companies

Emeritus Council Members

  • Wendell Cook
    Chairman, Interior Logic
  • Shannon Albert
    YearUp
  • Carol Cox
    Community Volunteer
  • Sean Cummings
    The Opus Group
  • Jim Dew
    Dew Wealth Management
  • Al Evenson
    Homestead Land Co.
  • Julie Frisoni-Shumway
    Frisoni Public Relations
  • Mary Gaudio
    Community Volunteer
  • Cal Gauss
    Community Volunteer
  • B.A. Golston
    Kitchell
  • Jon Hupp
    Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC
  • Adam Lang
    Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Deborah Ostreicher
    Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • Les Peterson
    Mayor of Carefree
  • David Rousseau
    Salt River Project
  • Richard Saldivar
    Teris
  • Mark Voigt
    Voyager Properties
  • Cathy West
    Verizon

Leadership Committee Members

  • Beth Blankenship
    Arizona Public Service
  • Ross Grainger
    Paradox
  • Kyle Kennedy
    Bell Bank
  • Rick McCartney
    InMedia
  • Jennifer Shue
    Orora Group
  • André St. Pierre
  • Wayne Teeter
    COBIZ
  • Jay Twitchell
    Arizona Public Service

Our Investors

=TS Founding Member |=2016-17 Member | =2017-18 Member | =2018-19 Member | =2019-20 Member

HEROES • $75,000 and above

CHAMPIONS • $50,000 – $74,999

ROLE MODELS • $20,000 – $49,999

ADVOCATES • $10,000 – $19,000

ALLIES • $5,000 – $9,999

COACHES • $1,000 – $4,999

  • Karen Smith
  • Avila Retail Development and Management
  • Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy
  • Donald & Donna Devine
  • Tom & Linda Cheney
  • Desai, Roopali & Hardin, Jay
  • Executive Council Charities
  • Association of Benefactors
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • General Dynamic Mission Systems
  • Boeing
  • BNSF Railway Foundation
  • Andrew Cohn
  • Robert & Therese Wilson
  • Antonya & Chris Williams
  • JM Realty Advisors LLC
  • David Lueth
  • Bernard & Muriel Lauren Foundation
  • DP Electric
  • Phoenix Staff
  • Bank of the West
  • Inspired Networks
  • Paradies-Lagardere
  • Corgan Associates
  • Interior Logic
  • Kitchell
  • DPR Construction
  • Dominic & Jessica Jarrett
  • SmithGroup JJR
  • Allen & Angelica Plunkett
  • John & Vicki Panhuise
  • Timothy & Katherine Beatty
  • Sean Cummings
  • DWL Architects + Planners
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • John F Long Foundation
  • Hill International
  • Cassin & Cassin LLP
  • ACE Parking
  • Ann & Michael McCartney
  • Impark
  • Steve & Stephanie Grauer
  • Jeffrey & Julie Shumway
  • BOINGO
  • SuperShuttle
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates
  • Bryan Taute
  • LAM Holdings
  • Mike & Cindy Harris
  • Jim & Victoria Lauer
  • C & S Companies
  • Honeywell
  • Michael Bryant
  • David Wolfswinkle
  • Dolores Miller Charitable Endowment In Memory of Carlyle Miller
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • William & Linda Langer
  • Mark & Michele Voigt
  • Coppersmith Brockelman, Plc
  • Network For Good
  • Acacia Capital Corporation
  • Nancy Swanson
  • Kathryn Bradley
  • Arizona Center for After school Excellence
  • Pete Gorriaz
  • David Schwartz
  • Marty Hedlund
  • Cynthia & Thomas McDonald
  • Dan & Amy Tyre
  • Alex & Robin Bertolini
  • Norris Design AZ LLC
  • Dominique Damarell
  • Mike & Dee Redwine
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Bryan & Nicole Amarel
  • Jill Stadum
  • Kenneth & Heather Steiness
  • Jeff & Marie Seaman
  • Washington Federal Foundation
  • Jennifer Shue
  • Kurt & Lachele Mangum
  • Stephen Duplantis
  • Jennifer L Farrell
  • Anthony Valenzuela
  • David Murphy
  • Julie Johnson & Jerry Barnier
  • D.L. Withers Construction
  • B.A. & Irvin Golston
  • Matthew & Valerie Pesch
  • Asher Gunter
  • Tyler & Nancy Anderson
  • Joshua Shade
  • Jolene & Conlin, Andrew Dance
  • Dan Spinogatti
  • Clear-Comm Consulting
  • Charles Schwab Foundation

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Employment

NOW HIRING to GROW our IMPACT

For the past 30 years, New Pathways for Youth has served youth experiencing poverty and four times the adversity of other youth—adversities such as parent incarceration, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and high school dropout. Through 1:1 mentoring in community cohorts and evidence based personal development and life skills retreats and workshops, our youth change the trajectory of their life. In 1989, our first program served 40 youth. We have since grown to serve over 400 youth annually and more than 6,500 youth since our beginning.

Current Job Openings:

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Program Coordinator
Front Desk Assistant

 

 

Reports

View our financial documents:

Form 990   Financials View our Annual Report