​​​​​​​Youth and Education Office

​​​​​Smarter Summers. Brighter Futures. Read On Phoenix.

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: 602-256-3248
Email: mailbox.youth@phoenix.gov

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

What's Going On



City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office Invites you to Partner with a Principalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/445Education9/7/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/445/Newsroom_Education_015.JPGCity of Phoenix Youth and Education Office Invites you to Partner with a Principal<div class="ExternalClassCA8E7EB713E849C1A94DB58D19363A1C"><html> <p>​​Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program, formerly known as Principal for a Day. During the weeks of Oct. 11 through Nov. 5, local corporate executives and community leaders will work alongside Phoenix public, charter and private school principals to actively participate in the school’s administration for one day. </p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">After experiencing the life of a school principal for a day, the principals and their executive counterparts will discuss how local businesses, community leaders and schools can form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness and leadership development programs in Phoenix.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Those interested in participating in the city's Partner with a Principal program, can register online at <a href="/education/principal-for-a-day" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education​</a>. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 29. All participants must attend a virtual information session also on Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. </span></p>​ <span aria-hidden="true" id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducation
Help Your Child be Ready for School Success https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1985Education7/13/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/9bWqkykbQ1MHelp Your Child be Ready for School Success <div class="ExternalClass6FED1F53011D4D7AB1156AF6861E5EAC"><html> <p>​​Every year, I look forward to welcoming our new kindergarteners.</p><p>Kindergarten is a big step in your child's education, and there are things you can do this summer to help them get ready for that exciting first day of kinder.</p><p>Your Phoenix Public Library has great summer programs like Kindergarten Boot Camp and Story Times. There are also fun activities that you can do at home.</p><p>Have a regular bedtime and morning routines. Encourage their independence, like washing their hands by themselves. Scribble and draw on paper with crayons. Make time to read together for at least 20 minutes a day.</p><p>Go to <a href="https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/" target="_blank">FirstThingsFirst.org</a> for more ways to help your child be ready for school success.</p><p>For more information, visit <a href="/education/schools" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education/schools</a> ​. ​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducation
Summer Learninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1951Education6/15/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/UoolD0OPHasSummer Learning<div class="ExternalClassA958622E0EC0417685D5D5D6F6BEB4A4"><html> <p>Summer is a great time for family fun. If your child is about to start kindergarten, it can also be a great time to get ready for that first day of school. </p> <p>Your Phoenix public library has programs to help, including Kindergarten Bootcamp and Tools for School.</p> <p>You can also stop by one of four Phoenix Families First Resource Centers, which are supported by First Things First, for fun activities and helpful information. </p> <p>If your four- or five-year old is due to start kindergarten this year, don't wait. Enroll today by calling your local elementary school. It's a big step to school success.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="/education/schools" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education/schools</a>.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducation


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