44 After School Program + 467 Transformative Mentoring Program
Hispanic / Latino
Caucasian / White
Black / African American
American Indian / Native American
Bi / Multiracial
Asian / Pacific Islander
Parents are an essential part of the mentoring equation and play a critical role in helping us close opportunity gaps for our youth. Our Parent Program imparts valuable skills to parents that reinforce the progress made between mentor and youth. Workshop topics range from how to handle the stress of raising a teen to helping children deal with peer pressure, avoid alcohol and drug use and overcome challenges around love and relationships in their young lives. With grant support from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, we’re expanding our parenting support to dozens of families in the Phoenix area.
This year we served 63 parents!
Children’s First Academy Phoenix
New Pathways for Youth is the only organization in the Greater Phoenix area serving youth who are experiencing homelessness through transformative mentoring. Our new partnership with Children’s First Academy Phoenix enables us to reach 30 more children experiencing homelessness. It’s one of the many vital steps we’ve taken to reduce the opportunity gap for the youth we serve.
DPR Workplace Program
Career readiness is one of the main goals of our transformative mentoring program. Together with DPR Construction, we’ve pioneered a new curriculum that brings youth into the workplace, giving them hands-on experience, résumé development and mock interviews that show them what the professional world is all about.
College and Career Readiness
In January 2016, we announced the receipt of key grant funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to expand the services of our transformative mentoring program to include college and career readiness programming for all youth and also expanded our services to youth ages 18-21 to ensure they are successfully rooted in their college and career achievements.
Girls Circle Implementation
Girl Circle is a structured gender specific curriculum for girls 9-18 that was incorporated this year into our existing mentoring and afterschool programming. For many of our youth, additional gender-specific programming helps to further their leadership development by promoting a strong sense of self and the life skills needed to lead others. The Girls Circle curriculum integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls, creating an emotionally safe setting in which these girls can thrive.
Evidence-Based Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Across All Programs
In 2016, we began our highly successful evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum across all New Pathways programs. The curriculum consists of three modules based on the SEL Competencies identified through research as critical to success in school, the workplace, and life in general. These include social awareness, self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision making.
In addition, these and other skills such as time management, communication and problem solving are essential skills in the 21st century workplace. Extending the SEL curriculum across all New Pathways programming will significantly enhance the college and career readiness of our youth.
In 2016, we had the most successful youth outcomes in the history of the organization. Taking into account transitional metrics that let us gauge the strength of different outcomes and how they change over time, we focused on 10 key indicators directly linked to long term success. These range from social skills and goal setting to delinquent behaviors and decision making.
Especially among first year participants, the changes were dramatic. We saw significant reductions in delinquent/pre-delinquent patterns among our youth, as well as a big drop in delinquent behaviors. Positive academic progress helped to reinforce gains in other areas.
Youth who have been in our programs for longer consolidated most of their reductions around the risk of delinquency, though they also registered positive upticks in social skills, goal setting, decision making, positive academic behaviors and grades. The insight these outcomes give into the potential impact youth have on the communities that surround them drives our efforts to improve upon our success, year after year.
17 High School Graduates
16 successfully enrolled and are attending post secondary education; One successfully employed in career of choice.
Three Campus Tours
COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT
OUR MENTORS GENERATED MORE THAN 100,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS VALUED AT $2.2 MILLION
Together with our network of more than 30 mentoring partner businesses and organizations, New Pathways is bringing the gift of transformative mentoring to more of Phoenix’s at-risk youth than ever.
Nearly 10,000,000 media impressions from more than 20 media hits
Launched Transformations Society and Pathfinder’s Club
These major giving and middle donor clubs consist of community members committed to growing the impact of New Pathways for Youth by sharing in our vision for the future!
198 Transformation Society Members
$509,000 In Giving 275 Pathfinders Members
$103,000 In Giving
OUR MENTORS DONATE MORE THAN TIME. IN FACT, THE NUMBER OF MENTORS THAT DONATED FINANCIALLY DOUBLED THIS YEAR!
Emeritus Council Launched
Launched this year, consists of tenured board members who serve in an advisory capacity to continue to connect their, time, treasures and resources to to create opportunities for our youth.
With over 140 collective years of NPFY service
NPFY Annual Breakfast
This year’s Annual Breakfast hosted more than 350 community members, businesses and others involved in the success of the youth we serve. The theme was Youth in Focus and the event was run entirely by kids from our transformative mentoring program! We let the voices of our youth shine through as they told their stories of triumph and transformation. Attendees and sponsors heard powerful and inspiring stories from kids who have overcome incredible adversity to stand before the audience as architects of their own futures.
ON THE HORIZON
The Garfield Historic District is our home, and the children who grow up here, its future leaders. The expansion of our Transformative Mentoring Program into the Garfield neighborhood is one of our most important accomplishments of 2016 and in 2017 we’re positioned to continue achieving at a high level. This past August alone, 30 at-risk youth from one the nation’s poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods were matched with capable, caring mentors. In addition, program services designed to build youth skills have been expanded to include Garfield area parents and guardians. Our vision in the new year is to build consistent support across home, school and social environments. Doing so helps to close opportunity gaps and stop cycles of poverty, violence and substance abuse.
After School Program Mentoring Integration
We’re accelerating our approach to after school enrichment. Beginning in January 2017, New Pathways will integrate aspects of our successful transformative mentoring curriculum into our popular After School Program. Our vision is to support all 30 youth in our ASP with academic support from a caring, committed adult, matched with their youth for a minimum of one school year. Supportive visits take place at our Community Center two times per month during ASP hours. Freeport McMoRan, APS, and others are providing valuable partnership to help recruit volunteers to this new program.