Positive Paths was established by a group of forward-thinking leaders to encourage “public spirited citizens” to invest in the future of women within our communities. Despite the dramatic advancement of women in recent decades, women in our community still face unique challenges.
To date, Positive Paths has provided scholarships and mentoring to 29 amazing women, 90% of whom are first generation college students. Six recipients have graduated and they currently have seventeen women receiving scholarships, awarding over $50,000 in scholarships with 80% retention. The goal for the year is to provide up to thirty women scholarships and one-on-one mentoring while adding group mentoring for as many as 100 additional women.
The Positive Paths Scholarship Program assists East Valley women who are returning to school to improve their lives and enhance their career opportunities by way of obtaining appropriate education and training. Many of the recipients will have overcome major obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, death of a spouse, loss of a job, illness of family members, issues with children, or other challenges.
Arizona Charitable Giving is a labor of love created to make it easier for the residents of our great state to search and find local charities that touch their hearts. We share selected charities and events to a large distribution list of Arizona residents via email and social media on a regular basis. Any qualified charitable organizations are welcome to submit their profile to be included in our on-going outreach efforts.