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

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


 



What's Going On

 

 

Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year Program Accepting Applicationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/246Education12/1/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/246/Newsrooom_Eduaction_004.jpgOutstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year Program Accepting Applications<div class="ExternalClass355678E02B1F4AC39B58343EAE218510"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2021 Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year awards.  </p><p>The OYMYW of the Year program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.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>One young man and one young woman will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $500.</li><li>In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $1,500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners.</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, Arizona Public Service (APS), and Salt River Project (SRP) where the citywide award winners will be announced.</p><p>Eligible students can apply through the online application form located at <a target="_blank" href="/education/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/education</span></a> before 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducation
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PHXTV Classroom | City of Phoenix Distributes Personal Protective Equipment to Schoolshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1534Education9/25/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/xtdvedWjPJc​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PHXTV Classroom | City of Phoenix Distributes Personal Protective Equipment to Schools<div class="ExternalClassC7A8A661BA4E4BECB504F64FF6242363"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>More than one million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (#PPE ) have been ordered to help #Phoenix #schools reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. Cloth masks with clear windows for visible expressions were a priority for teachers who have students with hearing impairments, a disability, learning English as a second language, or learning to read. </p> <p>Regular cloth masks were also ordered to allow for continued use throughout the school year. As Phoenix school districts begin to transition to in-class instruction, the city understands the importance each school is placing on the health and safety of their students, staff, and educators.  School districts will be receiving supplies to distribute to schools.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducation
Phoenix Distributes More Than 1 Million Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to Schoolshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1493Education9/8/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1493/Newsroom_Education_012.jpgPhoenix Distributes More Than 1 Million Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to Schools<div class="ExternalClassECA2AE7B9DE94A5B864699692A019633"><html> <p>More than one million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been ordered to help Phoenix schools reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. Cloth masks with clear windows for visible expressions are a priority for teachers who have students with hearing impairments, a disability, learning English as a second language, or learning to read. Regular cloth masks were also ordered to allow for continued use throughout the school year. </p> <p>“It’s imperative that school administrators and educators are equipped with the resources they need to invite our kids back into safe school environments,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Schools are bedrock institutions for Phoenix families - providing meals, health services, and a safe place for kids while parents are working.” </p> <p>Phoenix is working with local school districts to help ensure that there will be a strong supply of PPE to keep students and educators safe. Other supplies that were ordered include 1,500 gallons of hand sanitizer and 38,000 isolation gowns. </p> <p>“Our hope is that by providing PPE and sanitizer, we can ease the burden as they adapt to an enormous shift in service delivery for our community,” said Mayor Gallego.</p> <p>As Phoenix school districts begin to transition to in-class instruction, the city understands the importance each school is placing on the health and safety of their students, staff, and educators.</p> <p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation is that schools include the following in their reopening plans for in-person classes: cloth face coverings for students, teachers and staff, no handling of common items, frequent handwashing and regular deep-cleaning of highly touched surfaces in school facilities.<br> <br>Distribution of the PPE to schools began today at the Phoenix Convention Center.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducation


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