Next Doors: A Place to Be Well

notMYkid helps young people battle addiction and the effects of the pandemic It was just one pill. But it created one of the most heartbreaking tragedies imaginable.  Megan Macintosh’s 18-year-old son Chase went to see friends one night in January 2021. She didn’t fully understand the ramifications at the time, but Chase had started experimenting […]

notMYkid Launches AmeriCorps Program Addressing Critical Needs

Photo courtesy of notMYkid notMYkid is introducing an AmeriCorps program providing peer support for teens and navigation services for families in Maricopa County. The program utilizes part-time members to provide support, education and resources to help children and youth navigate difficult situations, prevent substance-use disorder and reach their full potential through positive life choices. notMYkid […]

Easing the Strain on Today’s Teenagers in 12 Steps

The teen years are undeniably stressful, and today’s teenagers have concerns and influences surrounding them that their parents never had to face. Dealing with physical, mental, emotional, social and psychological changes is difficult for anyone, but teenagers face additional hardships in doing so simply because they lack the experience and brain development that older adults […]

notMYkid Announces Kristen Polin as New CEO

Arizona-based notMYkid, a nationally focused non-profit organization focused on empowering and educating youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior, announced Kristen L. Polin as its new Chief Executive Officer. Polin has more 22 years of experience in nonprofit management and returns to notMYkid following a one-year […]