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From Our Mentors & Youth


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.



New Pathways for Youth’s COVID-19 Response

Our team is deeply committed to the safety of our youth, mentors, staff and the broader community. At New Pathways, we know that home is not a place of nurturance, acceptance, belonging, safety and resources for all, and that there are unintended implications of widespread social distancing that we are particularly aware of. Consequently, here is what we’re proactively doing …

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Dec, 2019 – New Pathways for Youth Receives more than $1,000,000

From Five Local Philanthropic Partners in Support of Five-Year Plan to Double Footprint New Pathways for Youth (NPFY), a 30-year old non-profit dedicated to interrupting chronic poverty in the lives of our community’s most at-risk-youth, has announced the next milestone in its 30-year history. Five local philanthropic partners have invested in the organization’s Capital Program Expansion, a strategic plan that …

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Nov, 2019 – Valley Partnership project benefits New Pathways for Youth

Valley Partnership, an advocacy group for responsible development, held its annual community project on Nov. 2, drawing more than 275 volunteers to paint a giant mural, plant plants, build patio furniture and beautify the new headquarters for New Pathways for Youth near downtown Phoenix. New Pathways bought the 11,000-square-foot space — double the size of its old location — at …

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