Collective STEP for Youth is a group of professionals and community members who are passionate about building the capacity of organizations serving youth to prevent teen pregnancy and enhance adolescent wellbeing.
Would you like to learn more about us? Visit our Newsletter Archives here!  

Come join us as we celebrate STEP program successes, receive updates on the Collective Resource Hub, and do lots of networking and resource sharing!

June 6th from 1:30-3:00p at Maricopa County Department of Public Health
4041 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, Arizona - 14th Floor, Training Room

 Please email for more information and/or to RSVP.
Please RSVP by Monday, June 4th so we have an accurate headcount for lunch.


We are excited to share that Cynthia Burr, Vice-Chair for the Collective STEP for Youth Steering Committee, was awarded the 2018 Provost Award from the University of Arizona . The Provost Award was established in 2014 to honor an outstanding graduating student  wh o transferred to the University of Arizona from an Arizona community college. Criteria for the award includes perseverance and commitment to academic studies, contributions to the UA community and above-average sch olastic ability, citizenship and leadership.

Congratulations Cynthia! We appreciate all that you do to improve the health and wellbeing of youth in Maricopa County and the surrounding areas. Learn more here about this award and Cynthia's accomplishments.


Mark your calendars!

Collective STEP for Youth is collaborating with the Tempe Community Council to provide
TWO FREE all day workshops on Adolescent Brain Development.
Register now using the links below!

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mountain Park Health Center
1840 E. Broadway Road, Tempe

Seating is limited!
Register no later than May 22nd for the May 23rd workshop and June 11th for the June 12th workshop. 

For more information, please call (480) 858-2316.

Substance Abuse Coalition Leaders of Arizona will be having a meeting on Friday, June 1 at 5405 N 99th Ave. Glendale, AZ from 9:00am-12:00pm. RSVP to

Maricopa County WIC
is bringing you Summer Lunch Buddies from June 4 to July 31. Join them for FREE, nutritious meals for anyone 18 years and younger. Kids do not have to be on WIC or have an appointment to enjoy meals. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the following   locations. Visit or text FOOD to 877877 for more information.  

The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (UDSA) has three grant opportunities relating to the opioid epidemic:
  • Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program: Grants for projects that develop or implement individual and family health education programs to help rural communities address significant health issues. Education programs specializing in prevention and reduction of opioid abuse in rural communities are given priority for funding. Deadline: May 24th. 
  • Community Facilities Program Grants: $5 million in grant funding for innovative projects that address the opioid crisis in rural America. Rural communities, nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized tribes can apply for up to $150,000 in grants for innovative projects, such as mobile treatment clinics. The grants can be used to fund up to 75 percent of a project's cost. Deadline: June 4th.
  • Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants: Applications for projects to provide opioid misuse prevention, treatment, or recovery services will receive priority, and $20 million has been set aside for grants specifically for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery projects. Deadline: June 4th.
Bloom 365 is hosting the Amplify Digital Arts Camp July 16-27 at Huntington University in Peoria, Arizona for teens who are interested in gaining experience with graphic design, short film production, and learning how to use social media for social good. Learn how to register here!   

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Collective STEP for Youth shares resources for adolescent wellbeing as a service to its partner community.  
Any questions about a resource shared here should be directed to the organization it came from.
The project described is supported by Grant Number TP1AHOOO129 from the Office of Adolescent Health. 
Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.