Developing Confident, Connected, Successful Youth.

Proud Prevention Provider

Prevention Matters

CAASA’s 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. 

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 pit falls 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. 

Get Involved

Our Youth need you. If you want to help but are afraid you can't, or are confused on 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. Make a difference by participating in one or more of the following:

  1. Donate: Monetary donations have the most immediate impact. No donation is to small. We also need craft supplies. Kid friendly food and drink donations. 
  2. Volunteer with the Coalition. We are looking for creative people who want to help with a social media campaign. We are also looking for friendly individuals to help us out at community events. 
  3. Mentor a student. If you can't make the time commitment but still want to help we have after school groups where we can accommodate a busy schedule. 

Contact us today. 


Find A Program

CAASA provides quality youth centered programming.

Review the list of programs below and contact us if you find one you're ready to join or support. 


Providing Programs That Matter

The Be Awesome Youth Coalition

We are a fun and engaged group of  community members of all ages and sectors dedicated to developing confident, connected, and successful youth.  We meet every second Wednesday from 5:15-6:30 at 18150 N. Alterra Parkway.  

Youth Leadership

Our Maricopa SADD Chapters  (Students Against Destructive Decisions)  is made up of youth who want to make an impact by promoting positive life choices. If you're looking to make friends join us every Wednesday from 3:45-5:45pm. Its a great way to connect, make a difference, and have fun. 


At CAASA we know that some youth just need individualized attention. However some times, due to circumstances out of their control they don't get it. That 's where we step in. We have partnered with local schools to provide part time school based mentors on their campuses. Meet with students individually and in after school and intercession groups. The mentor-mentee relationship is helping improve school performance. 


CAASA offers drug and alcohol education through curriculum delivered in schools. Our team is trained and prepared to provide information on Rx, marijuana, and alcohol prevention. Contact us for a complimentary presentation for you and your group. 


CAASA knows it is crucial for teens and young people to find ways to connect and have fun with out using substances. Our local surveys show time and time again friends and parties are the top ways youth access drugs or alcohol. We organize community events for kids,  teens, and families to help counter that. They are fun, unique, and supervised by screened, trained staff who have our youth's best interest at heart. 

Don't Take Our Word For It

Jesus Orci Vega

I was an intern and then an employee of CAASA while in high school at their Youth Rec Center, I leaned to be responsible along with developing an above average work ethic that I have carried with me ever since. I am now a senior at Arizona State University with a full scholarship, I recently accepted a position at a prestigious company, and I am in the process of buying a new home here in Maricopa. None of these achievements would have been possible without CAASA’s program. 


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Your Support Matters

Your support and contributions will enable us continue to develop confident, connected, and successful youth. 

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We're excited to meet you.

Feel free to visit during normal business hours. We are located at Maricopa Elementary School 18150 N. Altera Parkway. 

One way we keep funding directed at services is by dividing up office responsibilities. So you'll want to call first to make sure someone is in the office and not out in the field. 

Maricopa CAASA

PO BOX 81539, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

(520) 428-7750


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Be Awesome Youth Coalition Meetings:

The Second Thursday of the Month 5:15-6:30 PM