Why North Star Youth Leadership Programs?

We provide our youth with intensive skill-building, along with hands-on activities to practice these skills. Funding for North Star's youth development and youth leadership programs are provided in part through the Arizona Department of Health Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

Youth participating in youth leadership program

Youth Leadership Programs:
"Youth Task Force" and "Peer Assistance & Leadership (PAL)"

With an emphasis on community service and leadership training activities, our Youth Leadership
Programs help teens develop and strengthen the competencies needed to become successful,
productive adults. Our programs also incorporate mentoring and peer assistance leadership
We help create successful futures!


Peer Assistance & Leadership

2021 Grant McKee & Robert Caldwell
Service & Leadership
Scholarship Recipients


PAL builds resiliency and resources through teen training, mentoring, conflict resolution, cross-age teaching, peer assistance leadership skills, youth leadership programs, service learning, and community prevention activities.


The programs provide effective training in “resiliency” strategies and combats problems such as:
- violence in schools
- drug abuse
- teen pregnancy
- gang participation
- school dropouts
This provides a critical line of defense both at school and in the home.


The PAL program’s over-arching goal is to help teens to become involved in their community and acquire valuable life skills through leadership and service learning opportunities.