The 2012-2013 year has brought many changes to AzYP. It has been a year of change, excitement, hard work, and growth.
A large part of AzYP’s focus has been on the planning and implementation of Open Doors Community School (ODCS). ODCS is a tuition- free charter school based on the community school model planned to open in Marana on August 6, 2013. The community school model accurately reflects AzYP’s mission as it is rooted in an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement.
During this year, we moved our administrative office to Marana. This move took us back
to our roots, as Marana was one of the first communities AzYP served in the early 1990s. With this move, we were able to open the “community” portion of our Community School by providing an afterschool program in Marana. Each day, we had 40 K-8 students participating in healthy activities to support their personal and academic growth.
The commitment of the AzYP Board and staff brings our life-changing programs to rural communities around the state. The program results and stories you will find throughout this report reflect the talent and vision associated with our organization. The future for AzYP is bright. I hope you will join us in partnering with communities to promote healthy foundations for youth and to promote strong families.
Board President, 2012-2013