NPFY Book Review: This is Your Brain on Food

In her book, This is Your Brain on Food, Dr. Uma Naidoo explores the relationship between food, the gut microbiome and the brain. Naidoo stresses the importance of a balanced, nutritious diet as a supplement to healthy living. This book is organized in chapters relating to common health challenges, like depression or insomnia, and provides […]

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Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. We celebrate to recognize the achievement and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success.  Here are some of our ideas for celebrating over the next 30 days. To Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, visit hispanichertagemonth.gov. Pick from a variety […]

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Youth Start Out School Year With New Backpacks

For many,  heading to the store toward the end of summer break and picking up their new school supplies is a warm, sentimental memory. There was something about new pencils, notebooks, backpacks and the like that brought excitement for the year ahead and confidence to take on new challenges. For many of the teens in […]

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Seeing the Future in the Eyes of Our Youth

Written by CEO, Dr. Karen Johnson — My mentee, Xavier, and I had the privilege of participating in the summer workforce development program with DPR Construction. My youth has always been interested in working in construction. He loves to build things, and he worked with his uncles building bikes and remodeling cars. He loves working with […]

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The New Pathways for Youth Vision

                    New Pathways for Youth (NPFY) is expanding its youth enrollment team, aiming to provide services for 1,000 youth in the Downtown Phoenix area. The program matches youth with mentors to create a stable, nurturing relationship that encourages youth to recognize unwritten possibilities for the future. […]

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Start the School Year Off Right with These Fresh Outing Ideas

Looking for new ideas to try out with your mentee? Here are our ideas for some fun-filled activities to take on. Volunteer at AAWL NPFY is launching their first sponsored outing per month. In August, join NPFY at the Arizona Animal Welfare League to learn about veterinary medicine and see the sweet animals at the […]

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New Pathways Names Four Officers to Lead Board of Directors

              New Pathways for Youth is thrilled to name these four Phoenix community leaders as officers of their Board of Directors:  Chair: John C. Williams, Ricondo & Associates, Inc.  Vice Chair: Joshua Shade, U.S. Bank  Treasurer: Adaliz Gimenez, Bell Bank  Secretary: Cathy Teeter, CBRE, Inc.  “These folks are leaders […]

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New Pathways for Youth Expands Development Team

New Pathways for Youth (NPFY) promoted Nick Jensen to development manager as it expands its team, striving to serve over 1000 youth in Central Phoenix. This organization matches youth with mentors to create stable, nurturing relationships that encourage youth to realize their full potential. Volunteering as a mentor with NPFY in 2017 allowed Jensen to […]

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The Suns and NBA Donate Court for New Pathways

Shooting hoops is a great equalizer. Nearly everyone can take a shot and feel the whole-body rush of energy from the bottom of your toes to the tips of your fingers as the ball rockets toward the basket. The kids at New Pathways for Youth love nothing more than heading back to our portable hoop […]

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Join us for August Workshops 2022!

Following each Saturday workshop in August, we are hosting a Back-to-School party and providing school supplies to the youth! These will take place Saturday August 6th and 8th immediately following the workshop curriculum. The curriculum during these workshops will initially explore what a vicious cycle is, how these cycles develop, and the route to creating […]

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