Scottsdale-based notMYkid, a national nonprofit organization focused on empowering and educating youth, families and communities with knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior, has announced Aimee J. Runyon as its new chief executive officer.
Ms. Runyon has 22 years of experience in nonprofit management, most recently serving as the first executive director for Assistance League of Phoenix.
“I’m very excited to lead the notMYkid team and expand its well-earned national reputation for effective programing with proven results that inspire kids to make positive choices in difficult situations,” said Ms. Runyon.
“With prevention at the forefront of all programming rather than intervention, we’ll continue to grow our efforts to reach young people who fight internal battles about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and to provide them with the knowledge and resources that empower them to make positive choices in difficult situations.”
“Aimee’s leadership skills and nonprofit management expertise will help propel notMYkid to even greater success as we continue to expand our mission across the country,” said Debbie Moak, founder and board member of notMYkid.
“With Aimee at the helm, we’re confident that notMYkid will inspire even more kids across the country to make good life decisions and that our efforts will help parents to take a positive, proactive role in helping their kids arrive at those positive choices.”
notMYkid prepares kids to face everyday challenges with courage and confidence, through its unique education models of peer-to-peer education where the organization address the life-changing issues such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, bullying, unhealthy relationships, body image, depression/self injury, and internet safety.
Studies indicate that people who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so, which is why notMYkid passionately educates about current trends, warning signs, and the long-term impact of destructive behaviors. notMYkid believes that proactive prevention on the part of kids, families, and communities is the answer to long-term success.
Ms. Runyon currently sits on the boards of ONE and Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank and is on the steering committee of AZ Gives Day. She is a past president of the Chandler Non Profit Coalition.
Founded in 2000 by a Valley family to share their family’s experience with teen addiction, notMYkid is a Scottsdale-based nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating individuals and communities about the consequences of destructive youth behaviors such as substance abuse, body image, unhealthy relationships, bullying, depression, and internet safety.
For more information visit www.notMYkid.org.
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