Sharon Boyd, Coolidge Youth Coalition Director
Sharon Schultz Boyd, our Director of the Drug Free Communities Program under the DFC Grant, is a Coolidge girl. Sharon graduated from Coolidge High School in the 70’s and continued on to pursue a career as a Court Reporter – attending Legal Arts of Arizona – and graduating as a licensed Court Reporter in the State of Arizona. Sharon went on to own and operate her own Free Lance Court Reporting Business while reporting on High Profile Civil & Criminal Cases around the United States. Sharon has always wanted to “come back” to her hometown and invest in the future of Coolidge – our youth. After going back to college in her 50’s, Sharon graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Degree in Public Service. In 2009 Sharon became the Director of the Drug Free Communities Program for Coolidge Youth Coalition, directing the DFC grant for 5 years while writing the second DFC Grant for $625,000 for CYC which was awarded in 2015. Sharon continues to write smaller program grants for CYC while continuing to supervise, collaborate and bring “out of the box” strategies to Coolidge Youth Coalition and our partners and stakeholders in Coolidge, Pinal County and State Wide. Sharon works closely with Mandy Alexander, the DFC Project Coordinator, to make sure our Coolidge Community has prevention, education, support and resources to keep our youth safe and drug free.
Mandy Alexander, Coolidge Youth Coalition Project Coordinator
Mandy Alexander, our CYC Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator came on board in April 2015. Mandy moved to Arizona from Illinois in September 2013 and has been LOVING it here ever since. Mandy graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree in Recreation Park and Tourism Administration. She is driven to make a difference in the Coolidge community and her role with the Coolidge Youth Coalition is helping her do just that. Mandy has a passion for helping others, especially youth, and uses outdoor education to help kids realize the positive long-term benefits of “play” and connecting with nature. Mandy enjoys working for a nonprofit because she finds her work meaningful and gets to see the positive changes CYC makes everyday.