Maricopa CAASA develops confident, connected, and successful youth by providing programs for kids and teens through mentoring leadership, and education.
We offer school-based mentorship, and drug and alcohol prevention education, Youth Leadership groups, positive recreation and entertainment events for kids teens and families, and lead the Be Awesome Youth Coalition. Those meetings are The second Wednesday from 5:15-6:30 at Maricopa Elementary School.
CAASAs focuses on youth substance abuse prevention and we are dedicated to creating a culture where substance use isnt a consideration by youth, and when faced with an opportunity to use they are armed with knowledge and skills to make the right life choices.
Consequences of drug and alcohol abuse hurt the user, their family, friends, school, employer, and community. CAASA knows the best way to fight the drug war is through prevention. When our youth avoid the pitfalls of drugs they can become confident, connected, and successful. If youve been reading the news lately you know that the cost of drugs to our young people is great and shouldnt be ignored. Take a stand, we will help. We've been effectively lowering the youth use rate in Maricopa. It fell from 35% in 2006 to 17 % in 2016.