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
Mario A. Bayne, Founder and President, Career Concepts for Youth, Inc.
Wiley Davis, Director of Student Programs Maricopa Community College District, Retired
Marques C. Bayne, Sr. VP Franchise Finance, City National Bank
Dr. Cathleen Hernandez, Assoc. VP, Institutional Effectiveness, Gateway Community College
Chris Mallory, Sr. Director of Business Development & Activation, Sportech
Abraham Thomas, Vice President, 3Steps Ahead, LLC
Bradley Thornton, President and CEO, UMEC
Corey Bayne, Google Enterprise Specialist
Marcella Busto, Owner, State Farm Insurance
Eric Little, VP, Growth Initiatives & Customer Experiences, Phoenix Suns
Blaise Najafi, Investment Associate, Pivotal Group
Mykel Bennett, Masters Nursing Program, University of California, San Francisco
Tai Engram, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Northern Arizona University
Chas Rentrope, Phoenix Fire Department
Patrick Epum, Director & Team Lead, Middle Market Banking, BMO Harris Bank