Cultivating Healthy Foundations to Build Stronger Families

Mission 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.

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Our Values

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.

Our History

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

Dale Fry President

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Prescott Valley, AZ

Don Cox Vice President

Retired

Chuck Leefers Treasurer

Senior Loan Officer, Nova Home Loans

Bill Williams Open Doors Community School Board Liasion

Partner, Engberg Anderson, Inc.

Alice Wells

Wells Consulting Service

Tina Kullman

Solution Principal Consultant- Netapp

Dr. Janel Lloyd, MD

Pediatrician- Catalina Pediatrics

Vickie Mills

Youth and Family Advocate

Jack Mills

Retired- State Farm Insurance

Kendra Johnson

Congressional Aide

Dr. Steven Dudick, MD

OB/GYN- Mariposa Community Health Center

Lori Malangone, M.ED Non-Voting Member

Chief Executive Office, Arizona Youth Partnership

David Smith Non-Voting Member

Honorary Member- Tucson Electric Power

Paula Baxter Non-Voting Member

Honorary Member-Unisource Energy Services

Richard Fimbres Non Voting Member

Honorary Member

Pamela Treadwell-Rubin Non-Voting Member

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Leadership

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Lori Malangone, M.ED.

Chief Executive Officer
(520) 744-9595
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Shirley Lamy

Chief Finance Officer
(520) 744-9595
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Kelly Tanner

Director of Homeless Youth Services
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Laura Pedersen, RN, MSN

Chief Initiatives Officer

Chief Initiatives Officer

(520) 744-9595
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Carmelann Barry, M. Ed

Principal, Open Doors Community School
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Christine Barry

Director of Youth and Family Programs
(520) 744-9595

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