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YouthDevelopment Programs

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

PPP’s workforce development efforts support teens on their individual path toward self-sufficiency.  

  • Comprehensive academic and career assessment by qualified staff assists youth in goal setting and getting the support they need to overcome challenges and seize opportunities  
  • Hands-on skills training prepares youth to enter the workforce at a livable wage 
  • Mentoring provides adult support during job training and beyond
  • Wraparound services support youth with education, job seeking, behavioral health services, and building life and employability skills  

Teen Cuisine Culinary Training

Teen Cuisine

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Youth interested in culinary arts or in just learning to cook can complete 12 weeks of food handling and food preparation training taught in conjunction with life and employability skills development.  This fun, “boot-camp” format teaches 48 hours of hands-on food handling and preparation training. 

  • Youth make and serve food to disadvantaged individuals as part of a service learning activity
  • Youth earn a training stipend as they complete weekly skills training 
  • Youth are supported for an additional 9 months after training as they focus on meeting their academic and career goals

Current programming is open to youth ages 16-18 who have had a juvenile arrest, but no adult conviction, and live in the zip code areas of 85701, 85714, and many neighborhoods within 85705 and 85706.

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Bizanteen Bikes Bicycle Repair Training

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Youth interested in learning the basics of small machine repair and/or are those who are bicycle enthusiasts are encouraged to complete PPP’s 12-week Bizanteen Bikes bicycle repair training course. Youth receive:

  • Buzanteen BikesHands-on training in bike disassembly/reassembly; parts cataloging and storage, and gear and parts repair and cleaning
  • Orientation to parts cataloging, maintenance, ordering and storage
  • Marketing, sales and entrepreneurship fundamentals
  • A training stipend as they complete weekly programming
  • Ongoing support for an additional 9 months after training to meet their academic and career goals

Current programming is open to youth ages 16-18 who have had a juvenile arrest, but no adult conviction, and live in the zip code areas of 85701, 85714, and many neighborhoods within 85705 and 85706.

For more information on classes and how to donate, please visit the Bizanteen Bikes page.

Need More Information Bizanteen Bikes Facebook page
Bizanteen Bikes offers refurbished bikes to the community at extremely reasonable prices, and participates in a number of community events promoting bicycle use.

Youth Bridges Mentoring

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Youth Bridges

PPP is dedicated to building “youth bridges” that support adolescents as they move from childhood into young adulthood.  

PPP offers the opportunity for volunteer adult mentors to be trained and supported as they work 1:1 with vulnerable teens or as part of a group, serving at least one hour a week over the course of a year as positive role models providing guidance, camaraderie, and community connections.  

Youth Bridges mentors and teens …

  • work together on homework and school assignments
  • hang out together at PPP’s recreation facilities and in the community
  • learn new skills through PPP’s youth job training initiatives in bike refurbishment and repair and culinary arts
  • participate in service learning projects like serving meals for people in need
 
Young people who have a mentor are:
- More likely to complete high school
- More able to focus on school work
- More successful in relationships
- Less likely to use drugs

 

Interested? Facebook page for Youth Bridges Youth Organization
Research has shown that committing time as a mentor for just 4 hours a month can be a tipping point in the life of a teen.

 



Contact Information
  • Please contact us with any comments or questions at 520-624-5806.

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