- serves as an advocate for youth, parents professionals and community members to encourage wellness
- provides innovative, youth-focused education that empowers young people to reduce risk
- respects the unique cultural and developmental needs of each young person
- and models evidence-based programs that are evaluated for behavioral outcomes
Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, MA, EdD
Mary Jo is the founder and president of the Academy. A nurse/educator/counselor by profession, she considers parenting her kids to be her first and most important career.The mission of AAH - to reach out to kids, one kid at a time, is her passion and great joy in life.
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