​​​​​​​​​​​​Youth and Education Office

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The Mission

The city of Phoenix goal is to build connections between city services, community resources, and public schools to ensure Phoenix students succeed in school, life and career. ​​ While the city of Phoenix does not deliver K-12 education services, the support it provides to students and families can make the difference between academic failure and success.

Youth and Education Commission

A primary duty of the Youth and Education Office is to staff the Youth and Education Commission which consists of community members dedicated to improving education in the Phoenix community. The commission provides policy guidance, develops educational initiatives, and identifies resources for school readiness, high school transition to post-secondary education, career readiness, and governs the education access channel.​

Find out more or apply to the Youth and Education Commission.



Contact the Youth and Education Office

Phone: 602-262-6941
Email: mailbox.youth@phoenix.gov

Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St., 12 floor
Phoenix, AZ  85003​

What's Going On



Get the Money You Need for College by Texting Benjihttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/2176Education12/20/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/GXGNvYvC8KUGet the Money You Need for College by Texting Benji<div class="ExternalClassF89A1D45731A46DA80D720CE005472CA"><html> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYBsVoXjpkE&list=PL22YB12L5NbRm3VtTXnq10fjX8mgC4UKJ&index=5"><strong>Watch Bilingual Video</strong></a></p><p>Did you know that answers to your questions about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are only a text message away? You can just ask Benji, Arizona's digital FAFSA assistant. Benji can help you get the money you need for college.</p><p>Text Benji, and he will respond right away! He is available 24/7 to answer all of your questions about FAFSA. </p><p>Last year, students in Arizona left behind more than $65 million dollars in grants to go to college. Don't get left out! Ask Benji by texting 602-786-8171 today and get your FAFSA questions answered.​</p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducation
Complete Your FAFSA to Help You Pay for Collegehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/2179Education12/20/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/MyGkzx2GAPQComplete Your FAFSA to Help You Pay for College<div class="ExternalClassF4487B04859448FFBD865B78C94F200F"><html> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOIKhp7S73E&list=PL22YB12L5NbRm3VtTXnq10fjX8mgC4UKJ&index=4"> <strong>Watch Bilingual Video</strong> </a> </p> <p>Need help paying for college? FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing this online form unlocks money to help you pay for college.</p> <p>Filling out your FAFSA application can change your life and it only takes 20 minutes. It connects you to aid and resources you probably don't even know exist. </p> <p>You can complete your FAFSA today! Reach out to College Depot at Phoenix Public Library for help taking this important step.</p> <p>College Depot can help students graduate 100 percent debt free.</p> <p>So, don't wait… it's free! Get connected with resources to help pay for college. Submit your FAFSA today.​​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducation
Outstanding Phoenix Youth Leader of the Year Program Accepting Applicationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/246Education12/6/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/246/Newsrooom_Eduaction_004.jpgOutstanding Phoenix Youth Leader of the Year Program Accepting Applications<div class="ExternalClass7FDCF07173754812BA556307947C2526"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2022 Outstanding Phoenix Youth Leader of the Year awards.  </p> <p>The awards recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of young people, enhance the perception of youth, and raise community awareness of their positive contributions.</p> <p>This awards program is open to any students currently enrolled in high school in Phoenix or live within Phoenix city limits. Here's how it works:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Two students will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $500.</p> </li> <li> <p>In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $1,500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Students interested in applying will need to write an essay, submit a recommendation letter, and proof of legal residence in the United States. Finalists will be interviewed by members of the community. District award winners will be invited to a luncheon sponsored by Rotary 100 and Salt River Project (SRP) where the citywide award winners will be announced.</p> <p>Eligible students can apply <a href="/education/outstanding-youth-leader" target="_blank">online</a> before 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.​<br></p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducation


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