Matthew Aguilar is President and co-founder of Copper City Youth Project, a youth outreach program that teaches life and leadership skills to disinvested communities. Born and raised in South Phoenix, Matthew knows firsthand the obstacles that many young individuals and families face in their day to day lives. As a result of the many trials and tribulations he faced, it is of great importance that he pass on these lessons in order to strengthen, motivate, and empower the community. Matthew is currently enrolled in Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute and also serves on the board for Beat Street AZ as Director of Recruitment and is Vice President of Mars Project of AZ.