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Leadership Development

FACTS Leadership provides personal development and life skills by helping participants discover healthy solutions to dealing with life situations through exploration of FACTS. Youth participate in service learning projects, leadership camps, college tours, fundraisers, weekend retreats, basketball, dance, and mentoring programs.


Our basketball program emphasizes fundamentals, sportsmanship and age-appropriate skill development for both boys and girls, ages 10-15. Each player will be assigned to a team based on age and skill level. At all levels, priority is placed on enjoying the great game of basketball while learning new skills and being a part of a team.

Every year Arizona Facts of Life takes our high school students on college tour trip to enlighten students about Colleges and Universities. Being in a college environment enriches the students’ knowledge and education about the universities they visit. Our College Tour program is designed so that students and parents obtain first-hand knowledge about college opportunities, curriculum, campus life, financial aid, and admissions requirements as well as provide a cultural experience.

Weekend retreats are held Friday-Saturday on the second weekend of every month for girl and the third weekend of every month for the boys. This program is for youth between the ages of 9 – 17.

Passion Dance studio strives to bring the performing art of dance to the youth of our community.(As seen on Sonoran Living)

F.A.C.T.S Leadership Development/Life skills
  • Goal – to nourish and environment where youth develop skills and discover healthy solutions to life situations.
  • 9-month program September - May
  • Settings – school, afterschool, monthly leadership retreat (Tonopah Ranch)
  • Targets youth 9-17 years of age
  • FACTS Curriculum – evidence informed curricula
  • Community Service-Learning Projects
  • Update Weekend Retreat

Weekend retreats are held Saturday-Sunday on the second weekend of every month (Overnight stay rotates monthly for the Boys and Girls)

Passion Dance Company
  • Goal – to teach dance skills and promote dance as a form of art and healthy self-expression.
  • Year round
  • Youth 5-17 years of age
  • Open Auditions
  • Scholarships offered to youth who participate in FACTS Leadership Development programs
  • $25/month unlimited classes
  • At least 5 performances throughout year
  • Classes held on Saturday 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Jazz
  • Hip-Hop
  • Contemporary
  • Performance Team
AZ Pride Cheer
  • Goal – to increase athleticism, dedication, flexibility, coordination & team spirit in youth.
  • Year round
  • Youth 6-16 years of age
  • $25/Month (Fundraising opportunity available)
  • Cheer practice is held on Wednesday 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  • Participate in at least 2 competitive events and 2 performances a year.
Ged Prep
  • Goal – to increase participants confidence and preparation for the GED exams.
  • Classes offered @ Preventative Health Office on Mondays & Wednesdays 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM & Gila River Reservation (Dates - TBD)
  • Facts Life skills development
  • Practice Test
  • Exam fees paid
F.A.C.T.S Next Steps
  • Goal – to assist young adults in the transition into adulthood (career, job, college, family, finances)
  • Settings – school, afterschool, community based
  • 10 week, 1hour group session
  • Edge Tool – online career and job training tool (customer service, leadership, personal development)
Diabetes Prevention Program – CDC Pending Recognition
  • Goal – to promote healthy living to individuals who are in a pre-diabetic state.
  • Settings – Community Based, Senior Care Facilities
  • BMI Assessments determines pre-diabetic status
  • 16 Weekly Group Sessions Facilitated by trained lifestyle coach
  • Covered by most Health Insurance Plans
(TPP)Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Goal- To reduce the rates of pregnancy and births and decrease the incidence of STD’s in adolescence and teens.
  • Settings – in school and afterschool programs, community based, faith based, group homes.
  • Targets Native American, African American, and Hispanic youth 11-19 years of age.
  • Targeted areas throughout Maricopa County (Central City Village, Laveen, South Phoenix, Avondale, Tolleson, Glendale, Buckeye, Surprise).
  • Curriculums are evidence based – Promoting Health Amongst Teens (P.H.A.T.), 8-week, 1 hour per session, Wyman TOP (25-week, 1-hour sessions), Be Proud, Be Responsible, Be Protective (8 sessions). All curriculum may be adapted to accommodate the need of the population.
  • Active Parenting of Teens – addition to the TPP program to target parents of teens 11-19 to inform parents on teen brain development, effective communication, and identify parenting styles.
  • Funded by grants from Arizona Department of Health Services (Women & Children Bureau)
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