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Arizona Football Teams Up With YIP and DMAFB For Youth Camp

Jun 9, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. – Head coach Jedd Fisch and the Arizona Football program are partnering with Youth Impact Program (YIP) and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to host a camp focused on development of leadership, life and athletic skills while creating an atmosphere of education and mentorship. YIP utilizes leaders in college football as well as members of the armed services as part of the foundation of STEM-based curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with at-risk youth.

"Arizona Football's involvement in the Youth Impact Program is just one example of our program's continuous efforts to make our community a better place," said Syndric Steptoe, Arizona Director of Player and Community Relations. "We are committed to making things personal in the city of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and this program is a tremendous opportunity to serve our youth and support the educational mission of young students."

By connecting young students with leaders in the community and the program, YIP aims to instill leadership, life skills and courage with its campers. Arizona Football will host YIP campers, who are heading into sixth to eighth grade, during the third week of June as part of the athletic and academic development curriculum.

Current Arizona Football student-athletes will serve as camp counselors and leaders during the event as campers will be able to utilize the program's facilities and enjoy the campus of the University of Arizona.