Spring 2016 Newsletter

Pathways: New Pathways for YouthSpring is all about You(th)!
Ever wonder what makes new pathways tick?

No doubt about it—it’s our youth!

Every day our community center comes to life with their energy. Our mentors find renewed purpose and inspiration in their matches. Our neighborhoods are made more whole by the synergy we create, transforming lives as we #TransformPHX.

This year’s annual breakfast fundraiser, held at the Phoenix Art Museum, put our amazing youth in focus. If you were there, you witnessed the spirit of community at work. You heard their stories and got a glimpse into their lives.

Our youth drive us to be the change we want to see in Arizona.

If you weren’t there, we’ll see you at next year’s breakfast! Because after reading this month’s PATHWAYS you’ll be hooked on our amazing youth and wanna get more of that INSPIRATION they have to share!

New Pathways for Youth Annual Breakfast

This year New Pathways for Youth decided to turn the tables on our annual breakfast fundraiser. Instead of our staff, mentors and sponsors, it was our youth who took center stage, lending their voice and vision to what was an unforgettable morning.

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New Pathways for Youth taught me to think for myself, unlocked my future and helped me understand how to put in the kind of effort that will ensure my success.

Did you miss out on this year’s festivities? Don’t worry!

There are so many ways you can be a part of New Pathways throughout the year. Mentor, Volunteer, Donate—if you’re looking to make a big impact on your community, this is the way!

Click Here to make an impact

Alliance Residential Company Industry Profile

Alliance Residential is one of the largest builders, managers and investors in multifamily housing developments in the U.S. New Pathways for Youth is proud to partner with them to bring opportunities to our youth and our community. We sat down with them to find out what inspires Alliance to #TransformPHX

So, Alliance, why New Pathways for Youth?

NPFY is a natural fit for us. We’re based in Phoenix and New Pathways is a local organization making such a positive impact in the community. More importantly, we value New Pathways’ commitment and focus on transformational coaching for Phoenix’s disaffected youth as well as its strong emphasis on leadership.

Why is it important that Alliance gives back to the community?

Giving back is part of our cultural fabric. Our business in multifamily housing allows us to impact the design and structure of the larger communities we serve, which is why we value and promote the importance of community involvement and supporting those in need through our Alliance Cares program.

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Why is mentoring so important to our youth?

Investing in our youth is extremely important. Alliance believes it is our duty to help those who may not have positive role models in any way we can, as those influences have a large impact later in life.

What is some advice Alliance can give to other businesses/organizations still sitting on the sidelines?

Jump in! We find that partnering with local nonprofits is not only the right thing to do, it’s one of the best things an organization can do to increase associate engagement. Corporate citizenship provides a meaningful way for associates to get to know their teams better, create common bonds and impact communities where they work and live in a positive way.

What’s one thing people probably don’t know about Alliance Residential?

Since 2012, we have collected and donated more than 12,700 school supplies and 23,000 toys through two of our annual Alliance Cares campaigns.

There are so many ways for your business to get involved with New Pathways for Youth. Click the link below to start exploring!

Click here to Partner with Us Today.
Help us fill the Volunteer GapHave a few hours a month to spare?

Help us fill our volunteer gap at any one of these upcoming activities and projects! Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Click Here to send email to Katie Thorson, kthorson@npfy.org


Play in the dirt while you get our garden ready for harvest! You’ll help our youth learn about the plants, their life cycle, garden maintenance and where our food comes from.

Number of Volunteers:

Time Commitment:
2 hours per month

After School/Summer Program

Assist ASP/Summer Program youth with various hands-on crafts and activities.

Number of Volunteers:

Time Commitment:
2+ hours per month

Parent Program Child Care

Provide care and supervision to school aged children of parents attending our parent workshop.

Number of Volunteers:

Time Commitment:
3-6 hours per month

Retreat Homecoming

Help staff prepare and decorate the courtyard for Intensive Retreat Homecoming. Greet and interact with families, help them to create “Welcome Back” posters for the participants.
***Spanish speaking volunteers needed for matching process and interacting with Spanish-only speaking parents and guardians.

Number of Volunteers:
6-8(or more)

Time Commitment:
4 hours

Intensive Volunteers

Set up NPFY center for evening recreation activities and dinner for mentors, mentees and staff. Help serve dinner and manage activities.

Number of Volunteers:
6-8(or more)

Time Commitment:
4-8 hours

Spring Into Action

New Pathways For Youth!

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Spring is a time for new beginnings! Flowers bloom, closets are cleaned out, the days get longer…all in preparation for Summer.

The same can be said about New Pathways! Spring is when we need to replenish supplies as we get ready for the start of our free summer program for the Garfield community and workshops that will take place throughout the spring and summer months.

Check out the list below to see if you can provide our youth with some much needed supplies!

Sports and Play Supplies:

    • basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, kick balls
    • jump ropes, flag football belts, hula hoops
    • card games, board games for ages 5-16, puzzles
    • educational games
    • leap frogs

General Supplies:

    • trash bags (kitchen and lawn size)
    • liquid hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper and tissue
    • large plastic bins, locking plastic containers

Find more supplies listed on our website!

Spring me into action!

We are grateful to have the support of our community—inspired and inspiring individuals committed to creating a better future for youth year round!

Mentor Match Challenge

A recent national study found that nearly

of volunteers give financially in addition to their time.
It may surprise you to find out that at New Pathways for Youth that number is right around


So we’ve partnered with our friends at Leslie’s Pool Supplies to provide matching funds to any contribution from our amazing mentors!

Help us raise the bar and reach our goal of $20,000!

Mentor Match Challenge meter graphicAre you up to the Challenge?Click here to raise the bar!
Upcoming Events

AZ Gives Day 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Make your community stronger!

AZ Gives Day 2016 is a powerful 24 hour event that gives Arizonans the opportunity to unite around the causes they believe in.

Visit the AZ Gives Day website for more information.

Arizona Gives Day

Dave Trout Golf Tournament

Friday, April 8, 2016

The 7th Annual Dave Trout Golf Tournament will take place Friday, April 8th at the Camelback Golf Club. Join us for a fun filled day of golf and fun in memory of Dave Trout.

Camelback Golf Club

The tournament was created by Dave’s friends and co-workers to honor a beloved man and to keep his spirit and charity work alive. The funds raised will benefit local charities, including New Pathways for Youth. 

REGISTER to participate at http://bit.ly/1TlkLjs 

Participants can also ENTER THE DRAWING to win a Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner! Visit bit.ly/1n6ceXM to purchase raffle tickets.