30 Yearsof Making a Difference

News & Happenings

From Our Mentors & Youth

Richie At 15, he was angry, aggressive, no reliable supports in his life. He was most at risk. Now he believes in his ability to graduate, go to college, get a car and a job, financially support himself. He’s learned how to trust.

– Richie
Mentor to Felix
Beau Luis knew he wanted to explore other opportunities beyond his current circumstances, but didn’t know how. Through the support of the program, his grades have improved, he is now being responsible with his decision making and taking steps to achieve his full potential.

– Beau
Mentor to Luis
Bri He couldn’t communicate his feelings, yet he wanted to be successful…in school, with family, in life. Today, he is not only close to his dad, but won a scholarship for his passion and growth!

– Bri
Mentor to Francisco
Bri He had dropped out his junior year, most of his family was in jail, he was a pot head, bad group of friends. I pushed him, he needed care and guidance, and he graduated as valedictorian of his class.

– Wendell
Mentor to Mark
Bri He was shy and went nowhere except in front of the TV. After concerts, the Science museum, Diamondbacks games, and workshops, he’s more confident socially!

– Jade
Mentor to Christian
Bri He knew that life was hard, but he needed to know that circumstances don’t have to define your future. He now knows that, and that as long as he puts forth the effort, he can accomplish anything

– Rogelio
Mentor to Duane
Bri Her mind was closed, she wasn’t respectful of others, and her senior year was filled with uncertainties. She’s now a Freshman at ASU on a full-ride scholarship!

– Janey
Mentor to Anahi
Bri He wanted to make better choices about friends, school, and health, choices that were consistent with his goals. This year he started his first honors class!

– Mary
Mentor to Antonio
Bri She made honor roll for the first time at the end of her sophomore year! Countless conversations and workshops have helped her believe she can achieve her goals! She inspires me to do better myself!

– Angelina
Mentor to Adriana
Bri She was shy and didn’t have many friends. It takes confidence to reach out and build positive relationships with peers, social skills that will help her throughout life

– Vianey
Mentor to Judith


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.

Phoenix Business Journal

Most Admired Leader Acknowledgement – 2018

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.

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.



Check out NPFY on Community Link!

New Pathways for Youth was recently featured on Community Link AZ – the YouTube show hosted by Danielle Williams that highlights local nonprofits. Watch the video below and don’t forget to share with your friends you’d like to introduce to NPFY!

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Simple Ways to Support NPFY

Unleash possibilities in your every day life! Facebook Fundraiser Have a birthday coming up or another milestone you’re celebrating? Host a Facebook Fundraiser benefitting NPFY in honor of your big day! Click here to get started. Fry’s Community Rewards Anytime you pick up groceries, you can support New Pathways! Link your Fry’s VIP card to NPFY and Fry’s will make …

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Data-driven results: What we’re learning from mentors about deepening our impact

This spring, we conducted our annual mentor survey, hearing from over one hundred of our mentors about their experience supporting youth on their personal journeys. As a result, we know that our mentors – and in turn, our youth – are more supported today than ever before to realize their greatest human potential. We also know that it is the …

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