In 2021 AZYP sadly lost two staffers who embodied the values of Arizona Youth Partnership of strong families, empowered youth, healthy communities. Together they gave more than 30 years to making Arizona a better place for families.
James Myers, IT Director
James Myers started with AZYP in 2005 as a Healthy Relationship Educator. Already experienced working with youth and young adults, James spent years teaching youth about decision making, setting boundaries, and still made the lessons fun. Most recently, he served as the AZYP IT Director. Connecting people and technology was his strength, and we are grateful for the 15 years he served the Arizona community through Arizona Youth Partnership.
Mary Anne Fout, Community Initiatives Team Leader
Mary Anne Fout began in Ajo, AZ with AZYP in 2004. First, as a parent volunteer and then as a staff member and moved to Marana in 2005. She coordinated afterschool programming, convened community coalition, and facilitated trainings. She served wherever she was needed. Mary Anne was a source of support and positivity wherever she went, with her wonderful smile and genuine concern for those around her. Mary Anne was a wonderful ambassador for Arizona Youth Partnership and her legacy of kindness will live on.