Arizona Youth Partnership and Interfaith Community Services

  • Rikki Mioduski
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The Stronger Families Project program at Arizona Youth Partnership is an evidence based program with a goal of building a positive relationship among family members, especially between parents and their youth. This is done by providing a healthy and safe environment for families to increase their dialogue and discussion of topics that may be too difficult to have at home.

These conversations are about peer pressure, stress, and the ways youth and parents can work together to reach their goals individually and as a family. When meeting in person, the program includes dinner for the families followed by the families coming together to discuss what they learned during the session.

Now, a partnership between Arizona Youth Partnership Stronger Families program and Interfaith Community Services’ Single Mom Scholars Program is delivering this initiative to more local families. The scholars program is pioneer in the efforts to break the cycle of poverty through its two-generation approach.