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Services for Children and Youth

  • Commitment to Schools, Youth & Families Committee– Serves as a broker of services to local public schools. We assist with identifying the needs of individual schools and locate existing community resources to help address those needs. Funds raised are used to sponsor some of these needed services: Early Literacy, Counseling, Parent Outreach & Education, Pre-school Readiness, Health and Wellness, and Family Resource Centers.
  • Threadz – Threadz is a teen clothing closet providing free gently new and used clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items and school supplies to Tempe middle and high school students.  Available at two locations (Marcos de Niza and Tempe High Schools) the teen clothing closets are open most Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:30 pm, during regular school sessions.  Students with a qualifying school I.D. can obtain the items they need to attend and be successful at school.
  • Open Horizons – Open Horizons is a drop out prevention program that provides quality child care and support to teen parents in the Tempe Union High School District. Open Horizons is a community-based partnership that is funded through donations from private citizens, churches, small businesses, civic organizations and corporations. Public child care subsidies offset a large portion of the cost and student parents are responsible for a small portion of the cost of child care.
  • Tempe Coalition -Tempe is a community where youth have the support and resources they need to make positive choices. The mission of the Tempe Coalition is to help our youth reach their full potential by reducing underage drinking and drug use within our city.
  • Cinderella Affair – The Cinderella Affair is an all-volunteer project once supported by Tempe Community Council, the City of Tempe and the East Valley Women’s League.  This program offers free prom dresses, accessories and shoes to help make attending prom affordable for all high school junior and senior students.  This program has a permanent home with the East Valley Women’s League who fully hosts a beautiful boutique each spring.  Throughout the year, donation of evening gowns, prom dresses, shoes and accessories are accepted by the East Valley Women’s League. For more info visit www.cinderellaaffair.org.