" As a young child, I struggled with intense feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness as a result of my adoption at the age of 6. By the age of 7, I had managed to convince myself that my parents had abandoned me, because I was hopeless and did not fulfill their expectations of what a child ought to be. I retaliated by becoming completely perfect in every sense of the word, reasoning that if I was an exceptional child, my adoptive parents would have no reason to abandon me as my biological parents had. It was these life-changing experiences that inspired me to take control of my life and endeavor to be successful academically, and it was around this time that I heard about the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona.

My four years of high school at the Girls Leadership Academy has taught me there is no substitute for education. And I'm not saying that gratuitously, because I think it's important for every young woman...to hear what I have to say and believe that they, too, are capable of overcoming their disadvantages. 

It is extremely important for young women to take full advantage of any educational opportunities that may present themselves. When educational opportunities don't readily appear, we must be willing to create them for ourselves. My experience has taught me that education is empowerment; it is a precious commodity that no one can take from you. Education is the road to success, and in my case, the Girls Leadership Academy is the doorway."

- Janessa, Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona 
Bashas' Family of Stores join forces to help at-risk girls
in Maricopa County
Florence Crittenton is honored to announce that Bashas' Family of Stores has selected them as their Charity of the Month for March 2017. During this month, Bashas' and Food City shoppers in Maricopa County will be able to add an extra dollar or more to their grocery tab to support Florence Crittenton, the second-oldest social service agency in Arizona. Bashas' shoppers can become an integral part in helping us provide safety, hope and opportunity to the girls and young women of Arizona.
Every month, Bashas' selects a charity for the great work they do in the community and features them in their stores for an entire month. As a part of Bashas' Charity of the Month program, shoppers have the opportunity to give back to a local nonprofit as they check out in one of the stores. One hundred percent of these donations made through a Bashas' cashier will go directly to Florence Crittenton, so the agency can continue providing their services, basic needs and education to girls and young women, ages 10 to 25, in dire need of the community's help.
15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon 
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, more than 750 leaders and community members attended the 15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon, co-chaired by Tahnia McKeever and Cathy Stein, to celebrate the non-profit's 120 years of service to at-risk girls and young women in the Valley. 
The luncheon raised over $430,000 dollars that will directly support Florence Crittenton's core programs such as its Therapeutic Group Home, Girls Ranch, Permanent Supportive Housing and the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona. 
Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and attendees that helped make the 15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon a success. A special thank you to the following lead sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Sponsored By
Media Partner

Providing Opportunity Sponsors Arizona Diamondbacks
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Jan and Tom Lewis
The Erekson Family Trust
Ensuring Safety Sponsors Arizona Lottery
Desert Diamond West Valley Si'al Ke:k
HKS Architects
Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation/District
Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale
Pivotal Foundation
Valley of the Sun 20-30 Club
Silent Auction Sponsor PetSmart
Airline Sponsor
American Airlines
Dream Bag Sponsor MicroAge

Featured Guest, Simone Biles with co-chairs, Cathy Stein and Tahnia McKeever
HOPE  Award Recipient, Jen Bricker, and Emcee,
Heather Moore
Featured Guest, Simone Biles, and Visionary Award Recipient, Darlene Shephard.
Tell Us What You Think 
After our signature fundraising event each year, we seek feedback from our friends and donors. Your input will strengthen our efforts and make our luncheon an even bigger success in the future. Follow the link to our 15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon to complete our short survey. Thank you in advance for your time.  Please click here.
Chase Your Dreams
The Arizona Diamondbacks awarded the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona with its "Chase Your Dreams" initiative. This initiative provided new equipment to the Lady Warriors Softball team, tickets to a game in April and an opportunity to recognize the Lady Warriors on field.
Go Lady Warriors, and thank you Arizona Diamondbacks!
               Open House                             Arizona Gives Day
Are you interested in learning more about Florence Crittenton and seeing the agency's beautiful campus? 
Mark your calendar and come join us on Tuesday, April 11th  at 8:30 a.m. Tours are guided by a client in our Therapeutic Group Home and a student from the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona. 

To RSVP, click here.
Florence Crittenton will be participating in Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 4th, a statewide day of collective giving. 

This year, you have an opportunity to support the students of the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona's (GLAAZ) Prom. 

Help students of GLAAZ host its 3rd Annual Prom and make your pledge today by  clicking here.
Day at the Capitol
On February 22nd, Florence Crittenton's Board Chair, Tahnia McKeever, and CEO, Dr. Kellie Warren, had the opportunity to attend the Day at the Capitol sponsored by The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers. They had an opportunity to have conversations with the legislators, attend committee hearings and meet with Florence Crittenton's district legislator.


Shop at Flo's on 7th and receive 20% off your next purchase.**
Flo's on 7th is an upscale thrift store that brings you quality merchandise at terrifically low prices. All proceeds support  life-changing programs for girls and young women in our community!

4116 N. 7th Avenue |    Phoenix | 85013
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