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Welcome to Pima prevention Partnership

Pima Prevention Partnership (PPP) is a nationally-recognized and award-winning non-profit agency, which has been creating conditions for change among youths, families, institutions, and community groups since 1992. PPP has offices and programs in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as a branch office in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

PPP specializes in helping underserved populations. We operate charter schools for academically underperforming students, grades 6-12, in both Tucson and Phoenix. We also provide substance use disorder treatment for teens and family strengthening workshops for whole families. Combined, our services reach over 10,000 youths and families each year. We also write grants for other non-profit and governmental institutions across the U.S and the Pacific Jurisdictions, aside from providing evaluation, training, and assistance with public health policy development. Please contact us if we can be of service to you or if you would like to visit any of our programs.


New Job Training-Mentoring for Teens in Foster Care

New Job Training-Mentoring for Teens in Foster CarePima county youth ages 14-18 in foster care are paired with an adult volunteer mentor for at least a year while completing rigorous job, life and soft skills training, and receiving ongoing academic support. The goal of this effort is to ensure these teens return to and/or stay in school, graduate, and obtain valuable entry-level job skills to secure employment at a livable wage.  

  • Youth and their mentors choose to complete 12 weeks of culinary training through PPP’s Teen Cuisine or bicycle repair training through PPP’s Bizanteen Bikes 
  • Weekly mentoring activities continue throughout the year
  • Mentors receive extensive training and ongoing support
  • Youth are paid a stipend for successful participation in skills training 

The Arizona Governor’s Office on Workforce Development has made this possible by funding this initiative.  

We encourage youth and interested mentors to enroll now!  Call 624-5806 or e-mail us for more information.



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Harry W. Kressler Memorial Fund

Donations are gratefully accepted in honor of PPP’s founding Executive Director Harry Kressler, who passed away on January 19, 2015. We appreciate your gift, which will support PPP’s many programs and services for vulnerable youth and families.

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