About Be Awesome
We offer school-based mentorship, 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 on The second Wednesday from 5:15-6:30 at Maricopa Elementary School.
CAASA focuses on youth substance abuse prevention and we are dedicated to creating a culture where substance use isn’t 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.
The 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 you’ve been reading the news lately you know that the cost of drugs to our young people is great and shouldn’t 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.
Our Youth need you. If you want to help but are afraid you can't, or are confused about where to start CAASA can help. We have been making a positive impact on our local youth for almost three decades and there is room for you.