About Mo

We’re Southern Arizona’s leading foundation fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

What to know about MO ENERGEE

Our Purpose

Mo-Energee’s purpose is to Educate and Empower our Youth in all facets of life, so that it builds Stronger Families and Stronger Communities.

Our Misson

Our mission is to “Educate and Empower” our youth by providing access to tools, experiences and teachings that will help prepare our youth for college and life. Enabling our youth to make the most of their education, supporting the development of life skills, and inspiring success.

Our Vision

The Vision of Mo-Energee Youth Foundation is to Encourage, Guide, and Educate our youth to become responsible citizens who demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and their environment. Our youth will learn to take ownership of their behaviors and make positive contributions to their community.

Our Values

Mo-Energee’s Values are led by our 6 Core Values which are Caring, Integrity, Leadership, Respect, Servant Responsibility, and Sportsmanship. Mo-Energee is dedicated to “Educating and Empowering” our Youth to reach their full potential in Life and Dignity.

Our Strategy

We are addressing mental health challenges by helping youth understand their need for them to learn their emotions, better mental health support, and society to change.

Mo knows youth development specialists are needed more than ever and with the continued support of our funders, our friends, and our amazing community around us, we will accomplish our mission.

“Educating and Empowering”
our Youth to reach their full potential
Life and Dignity

Meet the Team

Brandon Ehlinger

Brandon Ehlinger

Director of Business Administration

Responsible for administrative functions including:

  • Human resources, office management, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Develops and implements organizational policies and procedures.


Derrace Samilton

Director of Operations

Derrace plays critical roles being responsible for:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions to ensure office operations run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Workflow management are well-coordinated, employees are well trained and equipped to produce the quality of services achieving mission & strategic objectives.
Teresa Samilton with mo-energee

Teresa Samilton

Director of Community Engagement

Teresa oversees Mo-Energee’s:

  • Effort to connect with and involve the community in its mission.
  • Develop and implement strategies for building relationships, fostering partnerships, and increasing community participation and support.


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