Every January New Pathways for Youth joins mentoring agencies across the nation to thank and appreciate mentors. While we know it’s obvious that we can’t reach our mission without our mentors, research backs us up! Recent studies on traumatic childhood experiences and toxic stress, like the experiences of many of our youth, show that the most effective intervention in mitigating the effects of those experiences is a stable caring adult in the young person’s life. In other words…our mentors! And so we humbly and with deep, deep gratitude, thank our mentors for all that they do to truly transform our youths’ lives in more ways than we may ever know. For our kids, mentoring is not a nicety; it’s a necessity.
This January, we are expressing our deep appreciation for the amazing work of our mentors by announcing the expansion of our College and Career Readiness services! In support of our post-secondary youth and their transition into early adulthood, we have recently hired Amanda Nash as our Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator.
Starting in our youths’ senior year of high school, Amanda will utilize her background in higher education and career counseling to work with our matches to develop personalized transition plans to successfully prepare for early adulthood.
Using the latest trends in mentoring, and our own evaluation results, we know this is a needed programmatic component to further support sealing off the school to prison pipeline and breaking the cycle of violence and poverty. Inspired by our advancement and looking for ways to get involved? Click below to find out what it takes to become a mentor!
Here are 3 ways you can still make a difference for your community before December 31st!
1. Make your Arizona qualifying tax credit donation and get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit! The qualifying charitable organization amount is $800 for married couples and $400 for individuals. With your support, our youth can continue to reach for their dreams and empower themselves to make a change in their lives. Consult your tax advisor for further details. Make your qualifying tax credit gift here!
2. Double your impact by filling out your company’s matching gift forms! Some companies in the Valley, like Intel and Avnet, match financial gifts and volunteer hours. Don’t know if your company has a matching program? Ask your Human Resources Department!
3. Buy a drawing ticket to win a stunning Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner! Only a limited number of tickets are available. Each ticket is $100 and the winner will be drawn during the Dave Trout Golf Tournament on March 23rd. Click here for more information and to buy a ticket!
More Than Hope. Necessity.
Get your commitment for transforming youth lives in front of hundreds by sponsoring our annual breakfast. It costs New Pathways $3,500 to provide transformative mentoring services to one youth each year and we serves over 500 youth annually. Investments in New Pathways mentoring services produces a 1:3 return on investment by reducing future criminal justice and behavioral health needs each year. Sponsorships begin at $2,500. Make a lasting impact in their lives today!
It’s not too early to set tee times for 2018 AND make an impact for New Pathways at the same time! Registrations for the 2nd Annual Dave Trout Golf Tournament are now open! The tournament is certain to sell out, so get your foursomes in today.
Save the Date: Mahatma Gandhi Charity Walk
Join us on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in partnership with the Indo-American Cultural & Religious Foundation (IACRF) of Arizona for a walk benefitting our amazing youth!
Transform A Life. Become A Mentor.
Give the gift of your time and talents to a young person in our community! We have 35 youth waiting to be matched in April. Qualifications for mentoring are a caring heart and a commitment to having an impact in the life of a child. To learn more, please join us for a Mentor Introduction held every Tuesday at 6:15pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30am.
Parent Program Childcare
Make parent transformation possible! Volunteers provide childcare to allow parents of participating youth to attend workshops and develop the skills they need to effectively support their children’s development. Volunteers could play board games and sports, do crafts, or simply spend time with the school-aged youth. The time you volunteer in childcare allows our parents time to develop themselves! Volunteers must have a valid Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Number of Volunteers: 2
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 24th from 5:45pm-8:15pm
Mailing Project—Mentor Minutes
Give mentors news from the previous month and notice of what is ahead! Volunteers would stuff, stamp and seal around 300 envelopes for mailing.
Number of Volunteers: 1-3
Date and Time: monthly (around the middle of each month) for 1-2 hours (depending on number of volunteers)