About PPP

Pima Prevention Partnership (PPP) was started in 1992 with a five-year grant from the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Since that time PPP has grown into an agency with an annual operating budget of $12 million. PPP serves youths and families throughout Arizona. Following its mission “creating conditions for change,” PPP uses a Servant Leadership model to provide programs and capacity-building services to more than 11,000 youth and families each year.

Our Award-Winning Company

PPP has received many local, state, and national awards for its work with vulnerable and underserved communities. In 1999, it was recognized as one of the Outstanding Coalitions in the U.S. by CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) for its work in delinquency prevention and its inclusion of multiple ethnic and disability cultures in its prevention efforts in Pima County, Arizona. In 2005, the agency’s executive leadership team was honored with the June and Don Jorgenson Sr. Award from Compass Health Care. In 2008, PPP's AZ STARS mentoring for children of incarcerated parents was honored with a Benchmark Program award from the United Stated Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. In 2009, PPP received two Science and Service awards from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for its work with families and youths.

Our Professional Staff

Many of our staff members are licensed and certified in program specialty areas. Almost half of our staff is bilingual (English/Spanish). Most of our professionals on staff have advanced degrees, and all have hands-on experience with many different cultural groups, including Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Highly qualified staff and increasing student achievement contribute to maintaining our AdvancED school accreditation at Pima Partnership Academy (6-8) and Pima Partnership High School (9-12). This internationally recognized endorsement means that each student who walks through our doors is entitled to a 21st century education, full access to technology, committed and qualified teachers, and a place where all of our students can succeed.

We are here to serve you, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any additional questions.

Additional Information

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To view the Pima Partnership Academy and High School Governing School Board meeting dates and agendas, please visit the Education page.