The Youth We Serve

  • 413

    Transformative Mentoring Matches

  • 44

    In After School Program/Summer Program

  • 100

    Newly Enrolled Youth to the Transformative Mentoring Program

Demographic Percentages

  • Age range: 5-21

  • Demographic

  • Percentage male vs female

Our youth are transforming… their lives and declaring new possibilities for their futures.


Serving Our Youth

  • 129

    new mentor matches were made this year

  • 150 hours

    in mentor training and development to serve our youth needs

  • 90%

    of our mentors report receiving the support they need to be successful in mentoring our youth

Our Partners

Our referral partners are committed to creating new opportunities for youth through transformative mentoring. Once referred, youth self-select to join the program. Our referring partners include:

Our Corporate Mentor Recruiters

Mentors make our mission possible! Many thanks to our more than 40 corporate partners who promote community engagement through mentoring! Special recognition to our top corporate mentor recruiters:


DonateOur Donors

  • Transformation Society

    The Transformations Society is a group of inspired and inspiring individuals, business, and corporate leaders who invest more than $1,000 annually to break the cycle of poverty, seal the school to prison pipeline, and close the opportunity gap for disadvantaged youth.

    Since its founding two years ago by Michele and Wendell Cook, Transformations Society members have

    • Grown to over 250 members who serve as champions and advocates of our youth
    • Invested over $1.5 million in transforming lives
  • Pathfinders

    The Pathfinders Club is a group of young professionals and inspiring individuals who support our mentoring and life skills programming through annual investments of $400-999.

    • Collectively, members invested over $125,000 this year.

  • With the collective challenge at our Annual Breakfast by supporters, John Graham, Wendell and Michele Cook, Christy and Darrell Burton, Sloane McFarland, and Chuck Duff, over $300,000 was invested in our transformative programs!

    Our mentors invest their time and resources to create new possibilities with our youth.

    • Our mentor giving grew by 89% this past year!
  • DT Open Golf

    At the first annual New Pathways for Youth DT Golf Open, our golfers raised over $100,000 to ensure our youth have the support of a caring adult to reach their best potential!
    DT Open

Many thanks to the over 200 new supporters who joined our efforts this year!

Community Outreach

Community Introductions

Over 500 attendees joined our community tours and mentor informational sessions, building new advocates and champions of our youth

Hon Kachina Awards

The Hon Kachina Volunteer Award is the highest distinction awarded to volunteers in Arizona and celebrates individuals doing outstanding work in improving the lives of others in our community.

Congratulations to our own Julie Frisoni Shumway who was honored for her dedication and commitment to New Pathways for Youth. Julie has been a mentor and supporter of New Pathways since our founding over 28 years ago!


Stepping Up

This year New Pathways accomplished our goals with vigor and resilience.

  • Our Neighborhood
    New Pathways expanded a targeted approach in the Garfield community—the neighborhood we call home– through transformative and site based mentoring, age appropriate life skill development workshops, parenting workshops, and evidence based after school programs.

    118 new youth were served in the Garfield community.

    Our partners at BHHS Legacy Foundation and Opus Foundation matched funding to meet this expansion opportunity.
  • Launch of Boys Council Curriculum
    Boys Councils is a strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. In partnership with their mentor, boys address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create their goals – individually and collectively. Our male youth and their mentors deepen their connection and reach even greater outcomes together!
  • Competitive Job Market
    Developed a workforce development with DPR Construction that is now ready to launch into other industries as a framework for building pipelines in high demand industries while ensuring our youth are ready to launch in the job market with more advantaged peers.

Grow With Us

New Pathways for Youth is looking forward and planning strategically for our future and the futures of our youth.

  • Hundreds of Youth and Mentors Served

    New Pathways will enroll 150 new youth and mentors in 2017-18. This means hundreds of youth and mentors served through our transformative programming. Join us by becoming a mentor!

  • Geographically Targeted Mentoring Services

    With our proof of concept for geographically targeted mentoring services implemented in the Garfield community, we are positioned to intentionally expand into other high need communities over the next two to three years. Contact our CEO, Christy McClendon, to learn more about how you can accelerate our demand for growth.

  • High Demand Fields

    The needs of youth far exceed the need for traditional workforce job placement opportunities. Our youth need career and college tracks geared toward high demand industries. And our partners are the key to success. To learn more about our 9 week model for high demand fields, contact our program director, Richie Berg.

Thank you to our community of mentors and supporters! Your investment in the lives of our youth is transforming communities and building brighter futures. It begins with you! Grow with us.


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