Who We Serve

Since 1995, New Pathways for Youth has owned and occupied their building on 10th and Pierce streets in Central Phoenix’s Garfield neighborhood. Through the after school program, New Pathways for Youth continues to respond to the needs of the Garfield community, serving as a community youth center in a neighborhood where:

  • the per capita income is $7,873 (compared to $27,310 nationally) and
  • the crime rate is over 87% greater than the national average (355 crimes per square mile compared to 39.6 nationally.)

While the center is located in the heart of the Garfield community, New Pathways for Youth mentoring and life skill development programs serve youth from the greater Phoenix area. Of the youth served:

  • 9 out of 10 are living in extreme poverty, earning less than $23,800 for a family of four or more
  • 2 out of 10 have lived in a homeless shelter
  • 4 out of 10 do not see a future for themselves
  • 8 out of 10 live in homes with family violence
  • 6 out of 10 have parents or caregivers who use drugs and commit crimes
  • 4 out of 10 are likely to drop out of high school
  • 7 out of 10 will be first generation college students