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New Pathways for Youth

  • New Pathways for Youth
  • 901 E. Jefferson St.
  • Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • 602-258-1012
  • Briana Clark
  • Program Coordinator
  • (602) 422-9278

Program Description

We believe that education, employment, AND relationship disrupt patterns that lead to chronic poverty. Our program interrupts the cycle of poverty and adversity our youth face by removing the barriers that exist.

Caring and Effective Mentoring

We know that a caring, stable adult is a primary intervention to reverse the toxic effects of the adversities our youth have experienced. Through pre-match and ongoing training, coaching, and support, our mentors are given the tools they need to make a difference for their youth.

Connected Community

Through 1:1 mentoring in a connected community of other mentors and youth, our youth develop a sense of trust and belonging. This sense of belonging helps them understand that they are not alone and creates the space for them to use our curriculum to have breakthroughs in self-destructive thought process which leads to them creating the future they want for themselves.

Distinct Workshop and Retreat Curriculum

Our distinct personal development and evidence-based life skill development workshops and retreats give our youth the skills they need to take the actions towards the future they desire. Mentors attend workshops and retreats right alongside their youth and serve as a place to practice what the youth are learning in a nurturing and caring environment.

Goal Projects

All of our youth are working towards their own college and/or career goals. Every 8 weeks, matches create new short-term goals that lead to and support their longer-term goal. Step by step, week by week, our youth are creating the pathway that leads to the future they want with the support and guidance of their mentor.

Mentor Training and Support

Our mentors are extensively trained before they are matched with their youth and participate in monthly ongoing training. These trainings are intended to increase mentor confidence, efficacy, and ability to provide stability and support to youth facing adversity, all factors that we know impact the length and lasting impact of a mentoring relationship. Additionally, throughout the life of their match, each mentor works directly with a case manager. Our case managers are experts in our curriculum model and youth development and work with each mentor to provide support and coaching that is individualized and unique to them and the circumstances of their match.

Case Management

We provide referrals to critical resources for our youth and their families. This comprehensive support provides a bridge between the program and the home environment, increasing stability for our youth.

Parent Program

In order to truly break the cycle of poverty and violence in our community, New Pathways for Youth is committed to providing the same evidence based personal development curriculum and support to the parents of youth enrolled in our Transformative Mentoring Program.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Mentoring


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 400
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%