Native American Student Services - Community Resources
To create and support one-to-one adult-to-child mentor relationships guiding youth from a position of risk to one of achieving their highest potential.
Goodwill® GoodGuides is a national mentoring program for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are at risk for making harmful choices such as dropping out of school or joining a gang. These youth may also be at risk for delinquency.
Project YES provides after-school tutoring and mentoring services to children grades K-8 focusing on academic achievement and the development of positive social skills. Each day participants receive homework help and tutoring services in reading, writing and math. Youth participants also receive instruction in computer technology, intramural sports, and arts and crafts.This program is offered Monday-Friday 2:30pm-5:00pm.
Strength Building Partners
The StrengthBuilding Partners Mentoring Program is currently in operation at Lawrence Intermediate and Valencia Middle Schools as well as various surrounding schools which the Sewa Uusim mentees attend. Working in partnership with the Sewa Uusim Systems of Care program, SBP has extended its mentoring program to include the Sewa Uusim youth.
- Arizona 4-H
- American Red Cross
- Community Food Bank/Soup Kitchens
- Deseret Industries Store
(Non-profit, vocational rehabilitation facility, and thrift store) - 520-903-1036
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hermitage Cat Shelter
- Hospice Care
- Humane Society
- KXCI – Community Radio
- Look up Senior Living Assistant homes
- Activities planner/helper
- Senior buddy
- Pima County Public Library
- Salvation Army
- Sun Sounds of Arizona
- Tucson Indian Center
- University of Arizona: Native American Student Affairs
(Call the center at (520) 621-3835 to ask if there is anything available for high school students to help out with for volunteer experience.)
- Veterans Affairs Hospital
- Volunteer Southern Arizona
For Volunteers 18 and over
Are you 18+? Here are a couple of organizations that could use you.
- Arizona Youth Partnership
Arizona Youth Partnership (AzYP) based in Tucson, Arizona, works with youth and families across the state to bring resources to under-served communities.
- Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson is facility-based, employs youth development professionals supplemented by part-time staff and volunteers, and offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness, and Recreation.
- Fine Arts Youth Academy
The Fine Arts Youth Academy gives school age children the opportunity to participate in opera, dance, orchestra, band, visual arts, mariachi, folklorico dance and musical theater. The summer program, delivered in neighborhood schools, culminates with a student performance open to the public. The fees are purposely kept low so that children of every socioeconomic status can participate. Even so, over thirty percent of the students receive scholarships funded through donations and the revenues generated from Arts Express productions.
- Girls Inc.
Girls Incorporated of Southern Arizona is a nonprofit organization committed to providing girls in Pima County programs that will give them the life skills they need to meet today’s tough challenges. Major programs address math and science education, media literacy, economic literacy, violence prevention and sports participation, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention. We need your help to continue our efforts!
- PIMA County Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation
Teens (ages 14-17) have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at any of the centers listed below. Each center encourages the teen participants to select and plan their own activities. Activities may include tournament nights, fund-raisers (car wash, bake sales, raffles), dances, pool, ping pong, basketball, bowling, cards, career exploration, camping, hiking, biking, volleyball, trips, and special events. Fundraisers enable the teens to earn money for special events or projects. The Teen Program is a year-round activity. The program is free except for some special events.
- Sporting Chance Youth Basketball, Inc.
The Mission of Sporting Chance is to positively influence the lives of boys and girls by providing youth basketball programs that are appropriate for all skill levels, that are accessible to all families regardless of socio-economic situation, that teach the fundamentals of the game, and that impart positive values that will help develop responsible adults.
- Tucson Indian Center
- Tucson Parks and Recreation Programs
Programs for youth, teen, adults, seniors, and families.