Here you’ll find a list of resources on all types of topics ranging from a list of ways you can get involved volunteering in your community, to how to ask for help if you are dealing with a mental health issue. We are always looking for great resources to share. If you have any suggestions, please email us at

Scholarship Opportunity: SWSDI, Stop Talking. Start Speaking.

The Southwest Speech and Debate Institute is a not-for-profit camp held on the campus of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University each summer. SWSDI brings together some of the best coaches and former competitors from Arizona and states across the southwest. Metiza is proud to sponsor a full two-week scholarship to one fortunate student. For details click here. [scholarship opportunity closed]

Volunteering Opportunities

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army operates over 7000 centers in the US for the purposes of food distribution, disaster relief, anti-human trafficking, children’s programs and rehabilitation.
Find out how to get involved here.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency which seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Find out how to get involved here.

CARE is an international humanitarian organization which fights global poverty in the poorest communities in the world by providing innovative solutions and equipping individuals to succeed.
Find out how to get involved here.

Girls in Tech

ChickTech focus on making engineering fun and exciting for girls with a comprehensive year-long program starting each November. You can also get involved by joining one of their local chapters which provide hands-on workshops in robotics, web programming, gaming, and building computers. The best part is they’re free to participants! Find a local chapter near you here.

Teen Empowerment

Calling all future leaders! Join MOHAI and NonprofitLeader.Org for Seattle’s second annual Youth Empowerment Day Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm! During this day-long event, youths will have the opportunity to work alongside local nonprofit leaders to deepen their knowledge of issues affecting their local peers and gain hands-on experience making an impact in their own communities. Everyone will leave having made a difference!

Open to youth ages 12-21
Cost: Free! Lunch included.
Register here.

Scholarships are available. To receive scholarship support, please fill out and submit this online form prior to registration to receive a registration code (please allow 1-2 business days for a response). [Event closed]

Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery

Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many teens don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Help is available for teens who have questions about drug abuse or think they are suffering from addiction. is an online resource to help guide you in the right direction. Call 24/7 – 855-408-9822