Acknowledgements

Touch Point Connection is grateful to the following people, foundations, businesses and community groups for their support of Success Coaching with youth.

* All names are listed in alphabetical order

The Teens

We are in awe of the resilient and inspiring adolescents Touch Point Connection supported with coaching conversations over the years. We thank them for stepping forward with curiosity, trust, perseverance, and the desire to build their futures.

Our Construction Crew

  • David Updegraff

    Joan and Suzanne celebrate with students and volunteers at End of Year event
    Joan and Suzanne celebrate with students and volunteers at End of Year event
  • Howie Adams
  • Joan Hillebrand Alexander
  • Lynn Blankinship
  • Lynne Gall
  • Pam Becker
  • Sandy Spiewak
  • Suzanne Ellenbogen
  • Tishura Stockdale

Board Members

  • Elizabeth Crouch
  • Ellie Patterson
  • Howie Adams
  • Julaine Fleetwood
  • Joan Hillebrand Alexander
  • Sandy Spiewak
  • Stephanie Calderon
  • Susan Darcy
  • Suzanne Ellenbogen
  • Wesley Ward

Volunteer Success Coaches

  • Allan ResnickSusan G. and Aglaee
  • Angela Burton
  • Arthur Goldberg
  • Bobbi Paley
  • Bonnie Barazani
  • Carol Steinberg
  • Carolina Safar
  • Cindy Sumner
  • Danielle, Isabelle- BerrienDon and Edgar B.
  • David Updegraff
  • Don Jeck
  • Ed Rogoff
  • Ed Acuna
  • Eleanor Jeck
  • Ellie Patterson
  • Francisco Valencia
  • Fred BarazaniEleanor and Destiny
  • Hadassa Filler-Morris
  • Harvey Morris
  • Howie Adams
  • Jamie Lakin- Kelley
  • Jan Miller Kleiner
  • Jane Stash
  • Janice Gallgher
  • Janie HerrEd and Tonika
  • Jennifer Acuna
  • Jenny Bergdoll
  • Jodi Bunting
  • Karen Bunke
  • Kathryn Twinfeathers
  • Ken Padgham
  • Kevin Hall
  • Laura LentnerLynda and Katrice
  • Leslie Katz
  • Liz (Elizabeth) Ganin
  • Lorri Jordan
  • Lynda Rogoff
  • Lynn Blankinship
  • Maggie Dunbar
  • Marcy Ziska
  • Marilyn GustinMaurice and Milagros
  • Mary Baglien
  • Maurice Saroni
  • Michael Chaisson
  • Michael Sicurello
  • Molly Eglin
  • Nancy Nagle
  • Nancy Reed
  • Pam Beckerbonnie-caitlyn
  • Ronald Kolker
  • Sandy Rausch
  • Sarah Amos
  • Sharon Geiger
  • Stephany Galiano
  • Susan Grunebaum
  • Suzanne Dennis
  • Suzanne EllenbogenRona and Austin
  • Teresa Schmitz
  • Terri Sinclair
  • Thomas Eyler
  • Vicki Lucia
  • Wes Ward

Corporate Sponsors

  • Amphitheater High School
  • Amphitheater School District
  • Bookmans
  • Cox Charities
  • Eegee’s
  • Deupree Family Foundation
  • Edward Lamb Foundation
  • Every Voice in Action
  • Harnisch Foundation
  • International Coach Federation Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, William & Doris Rubin Endowment Fund
  • Long Realty Cares Foundation
  • Lori Lieber Graphic Design
  • PICOR Charitable Foundation
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • Montgomery & Associates
  • Snell & Wilmer
  • Southern Arizona Endodontics
  • St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
  • Stone Canyon Community Foundation
  • The Temp Connection
  • Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
  • Westward Look Resort
  • Youth on Their Own

Our Donors and Champions

We are very grateful for a multitude of individual donors who came forward who believed in our Vision, and invested in Touch Point Connection and the teens we coached. Without their support and validation, our mission would not have been possible.

Similarly, we had many people come forward to mentor and coach us. They provided guidance and advice, shared their knowledge, and promoted us in the community.

Thank you.

Coach and teen celebration at end of school year
TPC’s End of Year celebration for Volunteer Coaches and Teens

Coaching Teens… Building Futures

Students Say…

“I learned that I can be independent and don’t have to rely on others, but can get support when I feel I need it.”
“Our relationship was more about a friendship. I have told him secrets - things about myself I have not told anyone else.”
“At first we just talked, it felt good to talk to someone and really trust them.”
“Before my coaching I had no ideas of what to do after high school. Now I have ideas on how to reach my goals.”
“When asked what makes an ideal coach, she responded: "Somebody who listens to my opinions and helps me get more ideas about what I want.”
“I used to think of myself as lazy and a failure. Since I've had a coach, my perspective is different and now I can see myself being successful.”
“Talking with someone helped me to understand what was right and wrong.”
“My coach and I worked on a graph so I could organize my time better. I was getting C’s and D’s on my progress report, now I am getting A’s and B’s on my report card.”
“It felt good to have an adult in my life that I could trust and didn’t judge me.”
“Before my coaching I had no idea of what to do after high school; now I have ideas on how to reach goals I didn’t know I had.”
“I had someone who just listened. When I had a question there was a combination of getting ideas from him, and figuring out myself.”
“I connected with my coach. I wasn’t afraid to tell her personal stuff. I could trust her because I wasn’t being judged.”
“Coaching has given me the strength to show the world what I've got and what I can do. I have learned to not limit my challenges but challenge my limits.”
“I had somebody who would help me set up steps to reach my goals. It wasn't complicated, she made it simple. It was positive, and I had the ability to identify those steps.”
“Before coaching I was getting C's and D's. Now I am getting A's and B's on my report card.”
“It was good. My coach helped me a lot with organizing my life.”
“My coach didn’t judge me and tell me I was throwing away my life.”
“I know now that when I have a problem there are different ways to solve it other than violence.”
“Because of coaching, my life is better because I can actually meet my goals and reach for my future goals.   I'm stronger and more positive since having a coach.”
“Since I started working with a coach I'm way more confident and I don't care if people judge me.”
“Coaching was a moment where I could just talk about what I want.”
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