PATHWAYS! November 2023

An Incredible Night of Transformation

At the beginning of October, we hosted our annual Champions of Transformation event, where we celebrated the members of our Transformations Society and our mentors, donors, and supporters for being Champions of Transformation for Phoenix youth and beyond.

The night consisted of an exciting raffle, our very first pop-up shop with our brand new Level Up merch, and the unveiling of our new youth enrollment video. We also honored two of our longtime supporters – US Bank, who received the Corporate Champion of Transformation Award, and Wendell Cook, who won the Individual Champion of Transformation Award. Throughout the evening, we celebrated with delicious food, drinks, and lots of laughter.

To cap off this memorable night, we raised over $100,000! Thank you to every single one of you who continues to help us transform the lives of Arizona youth and their families.
In case you missed it, you can read a recap, see photos from the event, and watch our Level Up youth enrollment video here.

New Pathways In the Community

New Pathways had an eventful October, as we launched new monthly activities for our matches that allow them to build skills and have fun at the same time. We also took part in several events hosted by our fellow community members. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been keeping us busy:

  • Northern Arizona University Tour – Matches explored the NAU Flagstaff campus and learned more about how they can pursue this postsecondary option after they graduate high school. We were joined by 3 of our young adults who attend NAU and got to see all the things the University has to offer.
  • one-n-ten’s Coming Out Event – The NPFY team had a great time at the Coming Out Event, which celebrated coming out stories in our community. It was a night of radical inclusion, and the stories were incredibly powerful and inspiring. We are so grateful for one-n-ten’s leadership and for all the important work they do for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Kids in Focus Photography Day – Kids in Focus hosted a photography lesson for our matches, who captured moments of growth and inspiration at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Our matches learned about the transformative power of photography, and how it empowers us to see the world through a different lens.
  • The Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary –  Matches learned about reptiles and endangered species during an interactive tour at the Herpetological Sanctuary. We learned more about the crucial role each animal plays in the ecosystem, and even got to hold a snake.
  • Arizona Cardinals Training Camp – We joined fellow local community groups Angels on Patrol and Help 1 Foundation at the Arizona Cardinals 2023 Training Camp. We were invited to watch the Cardinals players practice, as well as have a meet-and-greet with the players.
  • One Community AZ Spotlight on Success – The New Pathways team was proud to attend the One Community AZ Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards Luncheon. We were honored to be amongst other amazing organizations furthering change and are inspired to continue the fight for equality for all Arizonans.
  • City View High School Family & Community Engagement Night – We joined City View High School and several other organizations, including AZYouthForce, Friendly House, and more, for the high school’s Family & Community Engagement Night. We loved connecting with youth, families, and other members of our community.

Get Some NPFY Gear!

We’re excited to announce our newly launched NPFY Bonfire Shop! You can shop for all sorts of New Pathways and Level Up gear, from hoodies and t-shirts to pullovers and tanks – all while supporting our mission. Proceeds from each purchase go directly to our program and help more youth facing adversity find the support, skills, and stability they need to flourish.

Check out the new shop here.

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Upcoming Events

Giving Tuesday – Nov. 28

Giving Tuesday is one week away, and we’re celebrating all the dreams that came to life for NPFY this year. We’ve launched Level Up, Level Up Academy, and our New Pathways for Youth Scholarship. Our Giving Tuesday theme is “This is What Dreams are Made of” which will showcase all of the dreams that were made possible through your support.⁠

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating and make a donation today. We appreciate your support.

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Mentor Introduction Sessions | Multiple Dates

Learn all about the youth we serve, our program, and how we support mentors, along with the screening & commitment requirements and next steps.

Virtual: every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. and every Friday at 12 p.m.

Click here to sign up!

Stories of Transformation Breakfast | March 28, 2024 | 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The Stories of Transformation Breakfast is an annual fundraising event that brings together community members who are passionate about creating positive change for our youth. Reserve your seat or become a table host below!

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