New Pathways for Youth Inc.

Phoenix, AZ   |  www.npfy.org

Mission

Guiding youth as they discover renewed outlooks on life and realize unwritten possibilities for their future.

Ruling year info

1989

President/CEO

Mrs. Christy McClendon

Main address

901 E. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA

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Formerly known as

Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Inc.

EIN

86-0615007

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Transformative Mentoring Program

At New Pathways for Youth, we’re awakening the full human potential to bring about individual and community transformation.

In the communities we serve, youth experience poverty and four times the adversity of their peers. Beyond material insecurities, these challenges interrupt a youth’s sense of their potential, disconnecting them from what's true: that each of us has immeasurable, inherent value - and the future holds unlimited possibilities. Through a holistic development program and 1:1 mentoring within community groups, we guide our youth as they discover renewed outlooks on life and realize unwritten possibilities for their futures.

Our research-based program is proven to generate remarkable outcomes for the youth we serve; from greater high school graduation rates, to increased personal wellness and prevention of harmful behaviors. Nobody goes it alone. Every youth takes root in and is supported by the entire New Pathways community, discovering healthier, more conscious ways of thinking and taking transformative steps together.
When our youth experience the support and personal development that our program offers, they feel unstoppable - and that spirit extends beyond the self to impact their family, community, and the world around them.


Our Transformative Mentoring elements include:

1-1 mentoring matches: Youth ages 9-21 are matched with an adult mentor based on youth’s interests and skills and the mentor’s experiences, skills and interests.

Youth Centered Developmental Approach: Youth and mentors establish and achieve a mutually agreed upon set of goals, including the overarching program goal of becoming a productive member of our communities through college and career readiness.

Structured Workshops: Through planning and curriculum development by staff, mentees and mentors engage together in workshops targeting the youth’s social, emotional and academic learning skills.

Support for Bonding and Emotional Connection: Enrichment activities and service learning projects are provided by the program staff that help facilitate conversations.

Ongoing Training and Support: Ongoing training is provided to mentors to enhance skills, knowledge, and abilities in serving high risk youth and building relationship with youth.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth who demonstrate critical thinking skills (e.g., reasoning, analysis)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Transformative Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Matches participate in monthly life skill workshops where they learn critical thinking skills. 93% of our youth report an increase in positive decision making skills.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Transformative Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Once enrolled in our program, 88% of youth in our program reduced their delinquent and risky behaviors as compared to before their program participation.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed coping skills

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Transformative Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Matches participate in monthly life skill development workshops where they learn coping skills.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Transformative Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year we measure the health and positivity of the relationship between the youth and their mentor.

Number of youth who identify, manage, and appropriately express emotions and behaviors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Emotion management and communication are foci of our workshops. Youth learn how to manage and express their emotions.

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Transformative Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Annually on average, 76% of our youth enroll in post-secondary education.

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Transformative Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our mentors average about 12 mentoring hours each month.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

New Pathways for Youth envisions a future where all youth achieve their potential.

New Pathways for Youth's focus on long term academic, social and health outcomes breaks the cycle of poverty and violence and ultimately transforms the community by:
• Decreasing the likelihood of future juvenile crime (average cost per juvenile in system
is $87,965 per year)
• Improving health outcomes, including reductions in teen pregnancy, reduced/delayed
use of alcohol and illicit drugs
• Developing goal-oriented and decision making skills, including a positive view of the
future - reducing needs for more costly social services and counseling
• Fostering social and relationship skills, including positive peer groups and trust in a
caring adult
• Increasing school attendance and academic performance, leading to increased
graduation rates, post-secondary success and higher lifetime earnings (average costs
to taxpayers over the course of a dropout's life is $292,000)
• Improving parenting skills, stopping the cycle of drugs and violence in the home and
building healthy families for the future
• Decreasing neighborhood crime, reducing societal costs of future adult crimes

New Pathways for Youth facilitates transformative relationships between youth ages 12 – 21 and adult mentors, to help these youth reach their greatest possible potential.

Our transformative mentoring services are comprehensive and focus on the youth, the youth's family, and the mentor:

• One-to-one mentoring with a trained adult who understands the specific challenges high risk youth face; building trust in a caring adult who serves as a guide for discerning right from wrong.
• One-to-one mentoring happens within community groups for both individual and community transformation.
• Case management, providing a tailored plan for every youth to provide the most effective support they need to realize their full human potential while connecting youth and families to critical resources to provide essential stability.
• Life skill development workshops, developing goal-setting, decision-making and other social skills that are directly linked to academic and life success
• Enrichment activities, expanding learning through interactive projects and real life experiences
• Service learning projects that meet the needs of the community, fostering civic responsibility and building academic resumes for post-secondary success
• Intensive retreats, creating breakthroughs in patterns of destructive thinking and opening possibilities to new actions for a brighter future
• College application and scholarship support, building competitive academic resumes to make college dreams a reality
• Family and parenting programs, breaking the cycle of violence in the community

At New Pathways for Youth, we’re awakening the full human potential to bring about individual and community transformation.

In the communities we serve, youth experience poverty and four times the adversity of their peers. Beyond material insecurities, these challenges interrupt a youth’s sense of their potential, disconnecting them from what's true: that each of us has immeasurable, inherent value - and the future holds unlimited possibilities. New Pathways reconnects our youth to that truth. Through a holistic development program and 1:1 mentoring within community groups, we guide our youth as they discover renewed outlooks on life and realize unwritten possibilities for their futures.

We are set apart by our research-based, holistic approach and the change it enables our youth to create in their lives and communities. Our program isn’t limited to transforming the world around us, but is equally focused on transforming the heart, mind, and soul. When reconnected to the truth of unlimited possibilities, our youth are unstoppable, growing into their full human potential.

When youth are provided a safe, nurturing environment and are tended to with care, their capacity for growth is powerful. Every youth receives individualized action planning, supporting them as they meet their short and long-term goals, along with connections to critical resources for personal well-being, ongoing development, and daily necessities that support the youth’s entire family, ranging from housing assistance to food security to emergency relief, providing essential stability. This is complemented by one-on-one support from an adult mentor within community groups in order to build stable, nurturing, life-changing relationships defined by mutual growth.

The New Pathways for Youth program is research-based and proven to generate remarkable outcomes for the youth we serve; from greater high school graduation rates, to increased personal wellness and prevention of harmful behaviors. Nobody goes it alone. Every youth takes root in and is supported by the entire New Pathways community, discovering healthier, more conscious ways of thinking and taking transformative steps together.

Our program ripens the soil for transformation that awakens the full human potential, preparing youth to take on their futures with true readiness and resilience. The future is not defined by the past; instead of taking on a predetermined fate, our youth write their own story. New Pathways nurtures the seed, but the youth is the one who blossoms.

When our youth experience the support and personal development that our program offers, they feel unstoppable - and that spirit extends beyond the self to impact their family, community, and the world around them.

For nearly three decades, New Pathways for Youth has positively impacted the lives of more than 5,500 at-risk youth, with dramatic and demonstrable success.

New Pathways for Youth is committed to ensuring that each youth in our program graduates our program solidly established in their community through college and career readiness, using their mentoring experience to break the cycle of violence and poverty in their life.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

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New Pathways for Youth Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Jennifer Murray


Board co-chair

John Williams

Ricondo & Associates, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2021

Rocco Mandala

CB Richard Ellis

Jennifer Murray

Community Volunteer

Tim Beatty

NorthFork Advisory Group

Jason Cook

Interior Logic

Lauren Frank

Freeport-McMoRan

Robin Hilgart

HILGARTWILSON

John Williams

Ricondo & Associates

Allen Plunkett

Phoenix Staff

Cathy Teeter

CB Richard Ellis

Julie Johnson

Colliers

Chris Yakscoe

Remarkable Health

Joe Gaudio

United Health Care

Shar Najafi-Piper

Copa Health

Bobby Walker

PENTA Building Group

Andrew Norris

NIIT

Josh Shade

U.S. Bank

Robin White

Define Mortgage Solutions, LLC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/18/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.