CCTP-Arizona Launches First Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and At-Risk Youth

TEMPE, Ariz., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction Career Training Program Arizona (CCTP-Arizona), a local non-profit, is launching its first annual golf tournament to raise funds that will be used to support on-going life skills training, mentorship, workforce development and job placement for formerly incarcerated individuals and young adults at risk for entering the criminal justice system.  The golf tournament will be held September 13, 2013 at ASU's Karsten Golf Course.

The Construction Career Training Program (CCTP) was founded in Minnesota in 2002 by David Adolfson, Chairman Emeritus at Adolfson & Peterson Construction, as a faith-based collaborative program to help formerly incarcerated individuals learn construction trades and find work in the industry.

CCTP-Arizona was recently established to replicate the success of the program in Minnesota and expand on the knowledge and experience gained over the last 10 years. Using a holistic collaborative model, CCTP-Arizona's goal is to develop a state-wide program to support formerly incarcerated adults and at-risk young adults to make it possible for them to become productive citizens and end the destructive cycles of failure and recidivism.

Arizona tax-payers spend approximately $25,000 per year to support each incarcerated individual.  Since January 2013, that same $25,000 investment has enabled CCTP-Arizona to successfully serve more than 40 participants.  These participants are now responsible, productive tax-paying citizens who are contributing to their families and communities.

"Life transformation is a process that begins with change from the heart and mind, which produces positive behaviors and habits," said Shawn Pearson, Executive Director of CCTP-Arizona. "The purpose of the golf tournament is to bring an awareness of the work of CCTP-Arizona and to remind society that when given an opportunity and resources -- everyone can be a productive contributor."

Adolfson & Peterson Construction's Tempe-based Southwest regional office has signed on as presenting sponsor for the first inaugural golf tournament.  Additional sponsorship and individual golf packages are still available.  

For more information on the program and/or the golf tournament, please contact Shawn Pearson, Executive Director, CCTP-Arizona at (480) 345-8700 or spearson@a-p.com.

About CCTP

Founded in 2002, Construction Career Training Program (CCTP) (www.cctparizona.org) is a collaboration of faith-based organizations that provide mentorship, life skills training and full-time employment for formerly incarcerated individuals and at-risk youth.    

About A&P

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Adolfson & Peterson Inc. (A&P) (www.a-p.com) is one of the top 50 construction management firms in the U.S., providing construction management, design/build and general contracting services to public and private clients. Founded in 1946, A&P has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates. A&P serves the education, energy, healthcare, multifamily, municipal, commercial, and senior living market segments from its offices in the Atlantic, Gulf States, Midwest, Mountain States, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and West Coast regions.

Contact: Shawn Pearson, Executive Director, CCTP-Arizona | (480) 345-8700 | spearson@a-p.com

SOURCE Construction Career Training Program-Arizona



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