On April 11, 2003 the Arizona Lost Boys Center opened its doors as the only community center of its kind in the country. The Center provides a welcoming and safe haven for the “Lost Boys” of Sudan, who arrived to our community without the support of family and no concept of life in a modern city, to gather socially, learn important life skills, and receive assistance in many areas including education, employment, crisis intervention, and emotional health support. The AZ Lost Boys Center is unique as a resource that links the best of American compassion and generosity with these refugees.
Over two hundred volunteers participate as mentors, tutors, help fundraise, facilitate weekly workshops and serve as Board members. AZ Lost Boys Center is open to the public and Lost Boys offering various recreational activities bringing Lost Boys together with teens and young adults who benefit greatly from cultural interaction.