Mario A. Bayne

Mario A. Bayne
Founder and President

About Us

Established in 1991, Career Concepts for Youth has presented its Stay in School and Achieve Program to tens of thousands of students in Maricopa County, Arizona schools. Our role models and mentors from various professions enhance the program through interaction with the students. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the rewards of fulfilling careers and the success factors that lead to advancements in school and life.

CCY helps teach elementary students the building blocks to successful lives as adults, and we couldn't do it without our extraordinary team of mentors, role models and teachers, as well as our board of directors and advisors.


Meet Our Board & Advisors

Board of Directors

Dr. Marcia Smith, President, Caribbean Woman’s Health Association
Wiley Davis, Director of Student Activities, Gateway Community College
Garry Walters, Community & Consumer Affairs, Southwest Gas Corporation
Marques C. Bayne, Vice President, GE Franchise Finance 

Advisory Committee

Committee Chair
Abraham Thomas, Thomas Consulting

Victor Flores, Arizona Public Service
JoEllen Lynn, Director of Community Affairs, Fry’s Food Stores
Assistant Chief Cassie Peters, Retired, Phoenix Fire Department
Brad Thornton, UMEC
Corey Bayne, Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business


Special Thanks to These Partners

Alberta B. Farrington Foundation
American Express Foundation
Andalucia Elementary School & Cordova Elementary School – Alhambra School District
Anheuser Busch Co
Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Diamondback Charities
ASU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics-Baseball
Arizona Public Service
Balsz Elementary School – Balsz School District
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation
City of Phoenix Fire Department
Hensley & Company
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Larry C Kennedy Elementary School - Creighton School District
McDonalds Corporation
Phoenix Suns Charities
Southwest Gas Corporation
Spitalny Elementary School - Cartwright School District
D.L. Withers Construction Company
Thomas Consulting Group
William and Ina S. Levine Foundation




© 2012 Career Concepts for Youth

P.O. Box 32864, Phoenix AZ 85064 | Phone: 602-852-3936 | Fax: 602-852-3937