Arizona Facts of Life is a non-profit organization located in Phoenix, Arizona. Our purpose is to guide young people to success by providing developmental opportunities that may have not otherwise been accessible. We aim to nurture young people in to realizing their potential and providing them with the knowledge and support to take action. Our vision is that all the youth in our community will have the wisdom, support, and opportunities necessary to make positive decisions for their adult life and leave a positive impact on the community.
Our mission is to provide and nourish an environment where youth and families discover healthy solutions to life situations.
Our vision is to help and support in developing communities where people learn to care for themselves and each other while using integrity, respect, and compassion.
Focuses on the F.A.C.T.S. of Life
About Our Logo
Life is similar to an artist sketching his blank note pad. God is the artist, the note pad is His will and we are His artwork. God sharpens his colored pencils and begins sketching his plan for our lives. At first glance we cannot comprehend or make out His genius, but as we move forward in our lives the sketch becomes more and more clear as it defines who we are in His eyes. While sketching, the artist is not to use his eraser, signifying that God makes no mistakes in planning our lives.
The shelter is a place where women can come in and praise God for giving them a place to hide from the storm. The shelter is not enclosed on one side. This for two reasons. The first reason is that no one is held against their own will, the shelter is an open door policy. The second reason is that women will be empowered and will not become entirely dependent on others.
The Color Red
The Color Red
The red represents strong foundation, strength, courage, warmth and most of all hope.
The Color Blue
The Color Blue
The blue represents the struggles of the women, the abuse, the loneliness, the fear, the depression, the resentment and the tears.
The Gray Arc
The Gray Arc
The gray arc represents a neutral ground where women can confide in others. The arc shape represents a hill. “A house on a hill can never be hidden” Matthew 5:14
Yolanda Robinson, Founder and Executive Director
Yolanda Robinson grew up in a poverty stricken area, did not graduate high school, and became a teen mother. Despite all of this, she persevered and was inspired to start Arizona Facts Of Life (AZFOL) after she spent 8 years in the social services field observing the needs of today’s youth while drawing from her own experiences. During her time in social services she has beaten the odds stacked against her from being a teen mom. She earned her GED and made the decision to attend college, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. Yolanda is utilizing her past experiences and observations through Arizona Facts of Life.
She uses her past experiences in every facet of her organization in an attempt to make our youth understand the importance of education and that success is also possible in their lives. She strives to make it a place where our youth can be themselves while building assets that will make them successful in their lives. Arizona Facts of Life is an organization that strengthens our youth by providing positive mentors, working on the F.A.C.T.S. of life, and building self-worth into their lives; through her work with AZFOL she is providing hope to a population in need during a time in their lives where encouragement is critical.
Yolanda Robinson, C.E.O.
NaTasha Robinson-Lee, Human Resources
Christopher Gray Jr., Chief Operations Officer
Jamie Robinson, Chief Administrative Officer (PH)
Deondra Gray, Curriculum Developer/Coordinator
Myliyah Gray, Creative Director
Behavioral Health Staff
Shelby Rosemond-Gray, Chief Administrative Officer
Troy Curtis, Associate Counselor I
Laurie Yazwa, Associate Counselor II
Mercy Olaka, Associate Counselor II
Kyle Avery, Associate Counselor II
Ronald Meekins, Clinical Supervisor
Eboni Morris, Clinical Supervisor
Hillary Bryant,Clinical Manager
Miguel Rubio, Community Counselor Auxiliary
Kyle DeBerry, Community Behavioral Health Liaison
Staff listing updated 8/6/2019