Diane DeLong is Senior Program Manager of North Star Youth Partnership. She has been working in the field of teen pregnancy prevention and positive youth development programming since joining Catholic Charities in 1997. Diane is a graduate of Iowa State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She also completed the Nonprofit Management Institute Certificate through Yavapai College in partnership with Arizona State University.
As adults, we know that life can change in the blink of an eye, but what is the best way to help teens understand how the choices they make can have life altering consequences? For the past 21 years, local youth organizations led by Catholic Charities’ North Star Youth Partnership, Matforce, and the Yavapai County Community Health Services, have a winning strategy to accomplish this mission.
Over the past 25 years, North Star Youth Partnership, a program of Catholic Charities, has established a strong network of volunteers and partnerships with schools, youth-serving organizations, and businesses in central and northern Arizona to provide youth with high quality programming.