PATHWAYS! April 2021

Celebrating Our Volunteers

April is an important time at New Pathways for Youth: Volunteer Appreciation Week is just around the corner! We spend the week of April 18th celebrating our mentors, Board of Directors, and every volunteer in the New Pathways family. These are people from all walks of life who have committed to providing Phoenix youth with individualized care and support, transforming lives and communities every single day.

We are so grateful for each and every person who has volunteered their time and energy with New Pathways, and today we’re inviting you to take on a life-changing volunteer experience. As we welcome more and more youth into our program, New Pathways needs mentors to guide and support them. 

If you’re passionate about transformational change and ready to make an impact (or know somebody who is), we are always welcoming potential mentors to our virtual mentor introduction sessions, where we’ll share everything you need to know. Join us!

Blossoming Possibilities at our Annual Breakfast

If you joined us for our Annual Breakfast this past March, you’ll remember the incredible stories of love, hope, and renewal from New Pathways youth and mentors. If you weren’t there, don’t worry! We’ve compiled those amazing stories into individual videos for you to share with your community and watch whenever you’d like. This month, we’re highlighting Mia and her mentor Jeri’s inspiring story of transformation

Start Something New at the End of the School Year

If you’ve been keeping up with PATHWAYS!, you’ll be familiar with the ongoing challenges our New Pathways youth face as schools remain closed to in-person learning. We’ve told you about the difficulties, like the story of five students sharing a bedroom and a single laptop, as well as the ways New Pathways is supporting these young people alongside our partner school districts. 

You can join this campaign and ensure these students have the tools to be successful as they navigate the learning environment gap. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to do it is by investing through your 2020 tax filing – but time is running out!  

You can receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona taxes when you make a charitable donation to New Pathways: up to $400 per person and up to $800 for married couples. You can claim this deduction even if you won’t itemize your 2020 return. As always, please consult your tax professional for additional details.

Learn more about this initiative and get involved by clicking here.

Transform Your Community
(While On a Shopping Spree)

New Pathways is making it easier than ever for you to awaken the full human potential of even more Phoenix youth.

We all buy online these days – and Amazon is one of the most convenient shopping sites out there. We’ve partnered with Amazon as part of their AmazonSmile program – which means when you shop with Amazon, they’ll donate a percentage of their revenue directly to New Pathways. As we write this message, New Pathways has already received $1,327 through AmazonSmile just from our friends taking the steps below!

It’s easy: 

  1. Visit
  2. Select “New Pathways for Youth, Inc.” as your chosen charity.
  3. From then on, every purchase from grocery orders to a new pair of shoes will directly fund New Pathways’ work to guide youth as they discover renewed outlooks on life (at no cost to you). 

It’ll make us ‘smile.’

Brought to You By These Incredible Investors

  • Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust
  • BHHS Legacy Foundation

Upcoming Events

Impacting Futures Briefing | Multiple Dates

Learn all about how we are disrupting poverty and creating impact for our youth, their families, and their communities. They are held virtually:

  • the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
  • the third Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
  • the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Click here to sign up!