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Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Smith is Chair of both StandUp AJ Coalition as well as CHAMMP senior prevention coalition and Past Chair of the Casa Grande Alliance. He firmly believes Prevention is a crucial component to teach and model prosocial relationships/interactions amongst individuals, community and society by way of gaining knowledge through collaborative research and action.

He is the Treatment Specialist at Pinal County Adult Probation where it is his responsibility to oversee all department treatment issues related to the probationers. Aligning with and respecting nature and the environment are passions of Smith. ​ He has been involved and instrumental in youth substance prevention efforts since they first started with AJDPC back in the 2000's. He is involved in many coalitions and boards across Pinal county aimed at reducing substance use at all ages. We are so lucky he has chosen StandUP AJ to support by becoming our chair!

A Little About Rhino ReCreation Center

"The Rhino ReCreation Center idea was started in 2004. I had been working with boy scouts for years and I was also beginning to become more involved in the political system. I came to the realization that kids were getting a bad reputation. As always in the media the bad news sales. Unfortunately, the “old” people find it easier to blame the young then themselves. So I started to develop the idea of a place to work with kids to give them the resources and opportunities to grow and succeed in their passion. I also want to reinforce the concept that there are no free lunches. We should not rely on the government to provide for our needs.

Over time the vision I presented above came about. Our biggest challenges (opportunities) will be to find a location, determine an entity type and to finance the project. I have been developing a group of like-minded people that believe in the concept. So our resources are endless. I have set an opening date of Christmas 2021. This will give us time to set the foundation, grow the vision and build the structure."

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