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The Building Bridges program serves youth 13-21 years of age who are homeless or at-risk for experiencing homelessness and experiencing substance misuse.


The program aims to: a) increase safety and security for youth in assisting them to take steps toward meeting basic needs and developing a community safety net, b) reduce general life problems and substance use, and c) increase community re-engagement as evidenced by school attendance and/or employment.  


Program participants work 1-on-1 with a Pathways Coach to:

  • Develop goals and identify needs

  • Address life challenges

  • Receive tailored services based on individual needs

  • Coordinate services to address youth substance abuse, physical and mental health 

  • Provide life skills coaching and workshops


Utilizing evidence-based curricula, participant outcomes include:

  • Leadership skills

  • Independent and critical thinking skills

  • Transitional living resources and skills

  • Prevention education

  • Healthy choices

  • Career exploration

  • Pre-employment skill-building

  • Workforce development

  • Effective communication skills

For more information on the Building Bridges program contact: Lisa Teyechea at 520-791-2711 or

Bizanteen Bike Shop

The Bizanteen Bike Shop is a large component of the Building Bridges program that provides individual and group training in bicycle safety, repair, maintenance, and building. Bizanteen Bikes aims to increase participant knowledge in riding safety and provide hands-on learning tools in an effort to teach youth valuable soft and hard skills.

The program refurbishes bikes for program participants and provides retail opportunities for the community. Bizanteen Bikes partners with the local community and accepts bicycles and bicycle parts donations.

For more information on Bizanteen Bikes contact Olu Fordham at (520) 791-2711 or

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For more information, please contact:


Lisa Teyechea
Site Director

Pima Prevention Partnership
1346 N. Stone Ave, Bldg 2
Tucson, AZ 85705
520.791.2711 (Office main line)
520.791.2202 (Fax)

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