This month we will launch our 55th mentoring community with their 3-day intensive retreat. These mentors and youth will become part of the New Pathways family, just like hundreds and hundreds of mentoring matches before them. These youth and mentors will use the tools from this retreat to begin breaking through their self-destructive thought patterns and unveiling new possibilities for their future. These intensive retreats are a unique and essential component of our program.
In fact, none of what we do would be possible without these retreats. The retreat matches our youth to their mentor, begins to build a connected community of mentors and other youth, and introduces our youth and mentors to the powerful opportunities for growth and development that are available inside our personal development curriculum. This powerful three prong approach to ending poverty – relationships with stable, caring adults in a connected community, together with monthly socio-emotional, personal development, and life skill workshops, break the cycle of poverty and adversity in our youths’ live.
Matches beginning their mentoring journey!
The highlight of the retreat is the matching ceremony. After three days of intense work, identifying and exploring how our self-defeating thoughts limit us, challenging our willingness to be vulnerable and authentic, and bearing witness to the transformations and breakthroughs of our fellow youth and mentors, mentoring matches are finally made! These relationships are the bedrock of our program. It’s inside these relationships that possibilities are explored. It’s inside these relationships that futures are revealed. It’s inside these relationships that lives are forever altered.
We are currently recruiting mentors for our upcoming community launch. If you are interested in an unequaled, unparalleled, and incomparable experience, consider becoming a mentor today!
For nearly 30 years, New Pathways for Youth has served youth experiencing poverty and adversities such as parent incarceration, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and high school dropout. Our comprehensive approach to 1-1 mentoring in connected communities of other mentors and youth breaks through self-destructive thinking to empower youth to achieve a future of college and career success.
This is what the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit makes possible! Not only does your contribution make a difference for our youth, but through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit all donations up to $800 for couples and $400 for individuals could provide a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for you.
To donate, go to www.npfy.org/donate. Support our youth and make your tax credit donation today!
Any donation made prior to April 15, 2019 can be applied to your 2018 taxes. This is separate from the school and foster care tax credits, so you can claim all three deductions. Please consult a tax advisor for further details or visit www.azdor.gov for more information.
Help us fill our volunteer gap at any one of these upcoming activities and projects!
Bring Holiday Cheer to the Center!
We are looking for a group of volunteers to decorate our center for the holidays! The project will take a few hours and would be perfect for a group. We’re looking to have the center decorated by Thursday, December 6th. Help make our youths’ holidays bright!
- Number of Volunteers: 5 – 8
- Timing flexible between Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
If you’re reading this newsletter, there’s a few things we’re pretty sure we know about you. We know that you have a passion for making a difference for our community’s youth. And we also know that you’ve probably considered whether mentoring is right for you. What are you waiting for, now is the time to find out! Attend a mentor introduction and get all of your questions answered. Mentor introductions occur every Tuesday at 6:15pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30am. RSVP today!
Youth Holiday Drive
We are kicking off our holiday drive. Help us make our youths' holidays bright with a special gift! This year we are collecting special care kits and $50 gift cards for our youth. Give the gift of joy this holiday season!
Recommended Personal Care Kit Supplies
Caddy or carrying case filled with full size bottles of:
- Body wash
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Face wash
- Body spray
- Body lotion
- Loofah or wash cloth
Recommended Gift Cards
Please package kits in caddy with bow and label the kit by gender (male or female). Please arrange for all gifts to be delivered to New Pathways for Youth by Friday, November 30th. Click here for a flyer that you can post at work!
If you have any questions or would like to arrange delivery of your gifts, please contact Mary Beth Gregory at (602) 422-9260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.