Katie Thorson 2016 YNPN LINK Presenter
New Pathways for Youth is a transformative mentoring nonprofit that matches youth ages 9 to 17 experiencing poverty, homelessness and disruptive home lives with well-trained adult mentors. The matches attend life-skill development workshops and are supported by Program Coordinators who ensure a transformative experience for all involved in the relationship. It has been serving the Valley since 1989 and has transformed over 5,500 youth’s lives.
I ensure that mentors are supported through the screening and onboarding process and also help to match them appropriately in a match that will succeed – love it because I pretty much get to talk to people all day.
I was born in MN, moved to AZ because of the sunshine, and love doing other people’s nails/hair/make up. My favorite foods are avocados, peanut butter and sweet potatoes (not all together, separately).