Dear AZYP community,
We are heartbroken. In the midst of a global pandemic that has resulted in the death of many individuals and economic destruction, we are confronted with events making us face the inequality and injustice that we know exists in our society. We acknowledge those who have faced these firsthand, those who are our staff, our participants, and those in the communities we serve. AZYP stands firm in our opposition to racism, hatred, violence, and discrimination.
We are proud to serve diverse communities in 14 counties across Arizona. Everything we do is in partnership with feedback and input from our communities and participants. We’re listening, and we will keep working for change as we fulfill our mission to empower youth to become healthy adults who can contribute to their own communities in positive ways.
With so many others in our nation and alongside our local partners and communities, we will do what it takes to do better.
CEO, Arizona Youth Partnership