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Phoenix Business Journal

2021 Most Admired Leaders

Our President & CEO, Christy McClendon was one of 25 Valley leaders recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal for her strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, and commitment to the community.

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence

Out-of-School Time Program Award of Excellence Winner – 2018

This award spotlights an organization’s excellence and recognizes programs for meeting the highest standards of quality in the field and demonstrating capacity to meet the needs of children, youth and families in our community.

Diversity Leadership Alliance

Diversity Leader Recognition – 2018

A New Pathways mentor, Chip Cardenas, was recognized by the Diversity Leadership Alliance for her powerful leadership in advocating for diversity and inclusion at New Pathways, including advancing mentor trainings to include topics specific to working with LGBTQ youth.


Excellence in Mentoring Award Finalist – 2018

Our Board Chair and mentor, Robin Hilgart, was one of two finalists recognizedfor the National Excellence in Mentoring award. This award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that have made tremendous contributions to young people and the mentoring field.

Our New Home

NPFY New Building Downtown Phoenix
New Pathways for Youth has a new place to call home and has moved into a nearly 11,000-square-foot building at 901 E. Jefferson in downtown Phoenix in early 2020.



NPFY Secures Six-figure Emergency Education Grant

We are thrilled to announced New Pathways for Youth has secured $500,000 in Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) discretionary funding from the Arizona Department of Education. This funding enables New Pathways to expand our transformational holistic development program to serve more than 1,000 Phoenix students over the next two to three years – growth that will more …

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A statement from our CEO

At New Pathways for Youth, we awaken the full human potential to bring about individual and community transformation. Often, transformation requires us to dream big, to try new things, and to evolve. In this spirit, I am sharing today that I’ll be transitioning to a new role at New Pathways. While I will be stepping away from the daily responsibilities …

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Check out NPFY on Arizona and Me!

New Pathways for Youth was recently featured on Arizona and Me – MeTv’s show highlighting local Arizona-based organizations. Watch the video below and don’t forget to share with your friends you’d like to introduce to NPFY!

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