Cultivating Healthy Foundations to Build Stronger FamiliesMission Statement
Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.
AZYP was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AZYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty builds healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.
AZYP provides a combination of relationship education, afterschool programs and youth leadership programs. Our programs equip youth to focus on setting goals and prevent teen pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse and anti-social behaviours. Over the past 20 years, AZYP has grown to serve 28 school districts across 11 counties in Arizona with funding from the Arizona Department of Health Services and Federal grants from the Administration of Children and Families. Our youth programs include the following: Wake UP!™ Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education Program, Healthy Relationship Education using Choosing The Best and Teen Outreach Program curricula funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Classroom and afterschool programs using Botvin’s LifeSkills Training and Positive Action curricula, and a 21 day shelter for homeless youth in Kingman funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children. In early 2019, Arizona Youth Partnership integrated the programs of Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services, a Tucson based non profit and we now provide education and support services for pregnant and parenting teens.
Board of Directors
Dylan Bearce President
Director, Tucson Power Production at Tucson Electric Power
Chuck Leefers Treasurer
Senior Loan Officer, Nova Home Loans
Bill Williams Open Doors Community School Board Liasion
Partner, Engberg Anderson, Inc.
Customer Practice Manager- Amazon Web Services
Dr. Janel Lloyd, MD
Pediatrician- Catalina Pediatrics
Retired- State Farm Insurance
Dr. Steven Dudick, MD
OB/GYN- Mariposa Community Health Center
Director of Advocacy at Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
Lori Malangone, M.ED Non-Voting Member
Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Youth Partnership
David Smith Non-Voting Member
Honorary Member- Tucson Electric Power
Paula Baxter Non-Voting Member
Honorary Member-Unisource Energy Services
Pamela Treadwell-Rubin Non-Voting Member
Kelly TannerDirector of Homeless Youth Services
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