About this Cause
Did you know that Arizona is one of the worst places in the nation for families living in poverty? Poverty impacts families like Julia’s… a single mom, she had lost her job and faced homelessness with her teenage daughter. She was in crisis, but did not give up hope. She signed up for our program: Building Futures for Families. Over 8 weeks of mentoring to help her build her resume, interview and find employment and 14 hours of relationship and family support classes, she learned how to: manage money, plan for a career, and build a deeper bond with her daughter. Today, Julia has her own salon business, providing stability her family can count on. Arizona Youth Partnership provides mentorship and training to support rural families so they can reach full potential in life and avoid poverty. We work in 11 Arizona counties, in places like Kingman, Lakeside, Globe, Marana, Catalina, Sahuarita, Bullhead City and Ajo. The staff and friends of Arizona Youth Partnership are proud to invite you to sponsor our 7th year Ragnar Relay Team to run in the Ragnar Relay on March 10-11, 2017. Ragnar, like Arizona Youth Partnership, requires a team approach to completing a daunting task, completing a 200 mile relay race! Our team is made up of 12 staff and friends of the organization, and each person runs 3 legs that range from 3-10 miles. All proceeds this year will go direct to support our Building Futures for Families Program. Our Ragnar Relay team is so committed that they are personally paying the costs associated with the race so that 100% of your sponsorship will go directly to Arizona Youth Partnership. Your generous sponsorship of any amount is immensely appreciated and every tax deductible charitable donation will go directly to support healthy youth and families across rural Arizona.