Blog: Happy 35th Birthday, New Pathways for Youth!

This year, New Pathways for Youth is celebrating our 35th anniversary. We’ll be celebrating our big birthday all throughout 2024, starting with our Stories of Transformation Breakfast in March.

Since our founding in 1989, we’re proud to have accomplished the following:

  • Hosted 80 program Launches.
  • Facilitated 864 Power Ups.
  • Worked with over 10,000 donors.
  • Fundraised over $45 million.
    • $3.6 million raised at our Annual Breakfast.
    • Over $2.5 million raised from our signature Third-party Events.
      • Trout Camp raised $450,000.
      • ARCA raised $250,000.
      • Dave Trout Golf raised $300,000.
      • Support Sky Harbor raised $850,000.
  • Partnered with 198 Schools.
    • Over 400 students from Camelback High School.
    • Over 200 students from Carl Hayden High School.
  • Engaged over 8,000 volunteers.
  • Developed relationships with 213 partner organizations.
  • Grew our program team from 4 staff members to 18 dedicated individuals.
  • Served over 8,000 youth in our community.
  • Transformed over 16,000 lives.

Thank you to our partners, sponsors, staff, volunteers, mentors, youth, and community members who have helped NPFY transform the lives of youth for 35 incredible years. We are so excited to celebrate this major milestone with all of you!


Teen Retreat

First 10-day intensive retreat for teens is held, 40 teens and mentors attend.
Teen Retreat

NPFY Headquarters

A local grantor funds the purchase of the first NPFY headquarters at 10th St. and Pierce St.
NPFY Headquarters

Expanded Services

New Pathways acquires 2 mentoring programs and doubles our services to youth.
Expanded Services

Comprehensive Model

New Pathways integrates our program into a comprehensive model for all youth served.
Comprehensive Model

Scalable and Replicable

New Pathways refines our program model for scalability and replicability to other high-need neighborhoods in Phoenix.
Scalable and Replicable

New Home

New Pathways moves to a new and fully-equipped headquarters in south-central Phoenix, allowing us to double our impact in the next 5-7 years.
New Home

Level Up

New Pathways debuts a new name for their signature teen program - Level Up.
Level Up

35 years of Transforming Lives

New Pathways for Youth honors 35 years of life-changing work with celebrations all year long.
35 years of Transforming Lives
  • 1989
  • 1995
  • 2008-2012
  • 2013
  • 2018
  • 2020
  • 2023
  • 2024