Imagine a world where all children are safe and treated equally with respect. Can you imagine what that world would look like when these children grow up?

Peer Solutions is celebrating twenty years of investing in youth to elevate communities across Metropolitan Phoenix and beyond. Their program, STAND & SERVE (S&S) is now a nationally recognized best practice designed to empowers youth and communities to work together to make our world a better place while preventing adverse childhood experiences before they begin.

During the 2014/2015 school year, Peer Solutions served 23,495 elementary through post-secondary students ages 10-24 from 38 schools across the valley. This represents a 65% increase in youth served from the previous year.

Peer Solutions is obtaining official evidence-based status to develop S&S into a national model with support from one of the top evaluators in the country, Victoria Banyard Ph.D., and her team from the University of New Hampshire.

If you are interested in learning more about Peer Solutions, please visit their website at