We are a community-based group of individuals, programs, businesses, and organizations that have come together to form the Community Partners for Youth (CPY). Our mission is:
“A collective commitment to actively contribute to the health and wellness of youth (0-21 years) in Guam through community outreach, capacity building, and policies, systems, and environmental influence. To us, that means aligning youth (0-21 years) programs in Guam to expand the reach of and complement existing programs that meet the needs of youth today, while respecting the ability of future generations to meet the needs of youth in Guam.”
Get involved! View scheduled activities (click for Google calendar) for youth sponsored by one or all of your CPY members.
Get informed! Contact any of the CPY members and learn more about an activity, community event, and/or program for youth. We would like to hear your voice. Share with us what your community needs to be healthy and safe. Search our directory and use the contact information to start that network!
- One-to-one mentoring programs in schools, communities and nonschool sites, such as the Island Girl Power clubhouse.
- High school mentoring programs for exceptional teens who excel in academics, demonstrate strong leadership and character.
- Volunteer trainings and retreats; high school leadership training.
- Quarterly match support activities.
- Health, such as corporate wellness, raising community awareness on chronic diseases, and promoting healthy lifestyles through physical activity and nutrition.
- Education, supporting local initiatives that address from early childhood education to workforce development.
- Social Services, including efforts that deal with family violence, homelessness, and other programs for families and our elderly; and on the
- Environment such as recycling and other beautification projects.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
: Vanessa Estella
: Kara Sexton
Our programs produce measurable positive impacts and help children to reach their true potential. They include:
BBBSG employs trained caseworkers to oversee mentoring matches. They screen and train volunteers and mentors to ensure match success and continuity. Volunteer opportunities are available in many of the BBBSG programs.
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program develops policies and promotes activities that improve the quality and access to diabetes care. Through collaboration with community partners and coalitions promotes an integrated and comprehensive approach by conducting education, awareness and training on diabetes prevention and control.
: Rex Enriquez
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children or WIC Program is authorized under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and is codified under Title 7, Part 246 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It serves as an adjunct to health care for pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding women and children from birth to 4 years of age who are determined to be at nutritional risk by providing specific nutritious foods, nutrition education and serving as gateway to refer at-risk clients to other health services such as primary care and immunizations.
Childhood Obesity Prevention Education: In collaboration with the other programs conducts health information campaign and awareness on healthy practices and lifestyles that are conducive to their health and well-being. Activities include culturally appropriate education and prevention on rape/sexual assault, cancer, diabetes, physical activity and nutrition promotion and education like the 5-2-1-Almost None healthy messages.
The mission of the K4C program is to improve the quality of life of our youth by teaching them the different things they can do daily that will help prevent cancer.
This year is the 3rd year that the K4C program has been implemented within our local schools. For SY 2013 – 2014, the program was completed in 7 public schools and 1 private school, reaching 51 classes and over 1200 elementary students.
There is a 2-part component of the K4C Program:
Child will take part in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital curriculum. This program teaches about cells, cancer and healthy life choices to reduce the risk of cancer.
2) Physical Fitness Program:
The Strides for the Cure has prepared a Physical Fitness Program with outdoor activities that will help each child determine his/her fitness level and improve their skills throughout the program.
Develops policies and promote activities that improve the quality and access to cancer information. Promotes and collaborates with other private organizations and government agencies an integrated approach to cancer by enhancing the community’s knowledge and understanding of the disease.
: Matt Sablan
The Food and Nutrition Service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program. Administered by State agencies, each of these programs helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children.
The Guam Diabetes Association was established in 1982 by Albert Carbullido, the Association’s first president, beginning with only 7 members. In 1992, Carl T. Butler became the Association’s new president and as of today the Association now has well over 80 members, all committed to promoting diabetes awareness.
As a community support group whose membership consists of persons and families with diabetes, they hold monthly diabetes sessions, membership and boards meetings. At the regularly scheduled sessions, guests speakers, both on and off-island, cover topics on foot, eye, and dental care, self blood glucose monitoring, nutrition, and physical activity and its relation to the prevention, control, and management of diabetes.
: Lani Chang
The Guam Department of Education Head Start Program strives to provide, arrange and/or obtain comprehensive services for low-income children and families. The number of families that are no longer eligible for public assistance programs continues to increase, although their level of income remains low. The program assists families to become more involved with the health, safety, social and educational needs of their children and adult family members. The more knowledge and understanding the families have regarding issues and concerns, the better they can advocate for themselves and with us.
: Marie Benito
In partnership with GHURA, and The Ayuda Foundation we anticipate upgraded and expanded facilities in 2013. All activities listed below are temporarily suspended until renovations are completed. We project completion by Fall 2013.
2002-2012 Members learn and have a fun-filled time as they engage in various activities in the different Clubhouse rooms.
Members are able to participate in a wide variety of age appropriate workshops, classes and activities, including Prevention Programs and Community Based Programs, like:
A SATURDAY GIRLS’ CLUBHOUSE – Located in Dededo and Malesso where girls can come from 10am-3pm to learn and play!
GUAM SKIPJACKS – Jump Rope Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6:30pm. This class is open to anyone 7 to Adult, Registration is $30 Annually. Initial registration includes a Jump Rope custom fit to your height. Instructor- Brian Dodge
Capoeira Mandinga Guam- Brazilian Martial Arts for youth & adults
Capoeria Self-Defense- for girls 7-18 twice a year
BMS After-School Program– We partner with V.S.A. Benavente Middle School to bring positive activities and classes to the students to occupy their time and bring the students together. Classes have included Self-Defense, Jump Rope, Hip Hop, Island-Style Dance, and Chant Classes.
: Philip Salas
Guam’s youth leadership movement began in May 1988. Known originally as the Dededo Drug-Free Organization (DDFO), it began with about fifty youth and their parents gathered in a small meeting room of Santa Barbara Church Parish hall to discuss the idea of involving youth in drug prevention work.
Two decades later, Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam continues to evolve. Youth for Youth is a non-profit community-based, youth-centered, youth-driven drug prevention program for teens between the ages of 11 and 17. Youth members are assets f this non-profit organization. The foundation upon which YFY is build is in the belief that Guam’s youth are leaders of today and have much to contribute towards making positive changes in their families schools and village communities. Teens are actively involved in prevention program development, implementation and evaluation. Guam’s youth possesses relevant knowledge and cultural experiences, strength and character, and the ability to effectively lead and influence their peers to take personal responsibility for living their lives, healthy and drug-free.
: Patrick Luces
: Lawrence Alam
Through active collaboration with the community partners, a NCD Consortium was established to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke/CVA, cancer, diabetes, asthma, etc. The program addresses smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and obesity.
: Rosae Calvo, RDN
Our mission: To improve the quality of life of the people of Guam
The Pay-Less Community Foundation was established to better serve the Guam community and maximize available resources to support our non-profit agencies in becoming more effective in the delivery of services to meet our communities’ needs.
The Pay-Less Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Guam and focuses on the following service areas:
: Arleen Tedtaotao
: Tanisha Aflague
The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. As of January 2015, SNAP-Ed has begun implementing various direct and indirect nutrition and physical activity education services. Services are provided to those who are receiving or eligible for public assistance. Direct education services include topics like resource management, food safety, food label reading, cooking skills, physical activity options to meet all needs, and food tastings. SNAP-Ed will be implementing community efforts to promote the 5-2-1-Almost None healthy messages that will be adopted and led by select communities in the coming years.