​​​​​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



Get Your Kids Kindergarten Readyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1907Education5/18/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Ln3s_8eLt-oGet Your Kids Kindergarten Ready<div class="ExternalClassAB8965F6070147A2B100A562C54B1452"><html> <p>​<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=NJbAsjU7OeE" target="_blank"><strong>Watch bilingual video</strong></a><br></p> <p>Kindergarten is a big step in your child's education, but you are your child's first teacher.</p> <p>If you are the parent of a baby, toddler or a preschooler, there are things you can do now to help them be ready for that first day of K. Like reading together daily. </p> <p>Visit your local Phoenix public library to get a free library card, you can also join in on Storytimes and other early childhood programs.</p> <p>Go to <a href="https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/" target="_blank">FirstThingsFirst.org​</a> for more ways to help your child be ready to take that first 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
Outstanding Youth Winners Announced During Virtual Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1884Education5/7/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/PtCmBre99FoOutstanding Youth Winners Announced During Virtual Event<div class="ExternalClass496DF897DDF342A594995DDE797B682F"><html> <p>Eighteen students that live in Phoenix or attend Phoenix schools were selected from dozens of applicants as the 2021 Outstanding Young Men/Young Women (OYMYW)​ of the year.<br></p><p>​Each district winner received $500. The two overall winners were awarded an additional $1,500.​</p>​ <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducation
Outstanding Young Men/Young Women Virtual Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1876Education4/29/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1876/Newsroom_EOD_Alpha.jpgOutstanding Young Men/Young Women Virtual Celebration<div class="ExternalClass7BBDDBBA91CC43578F344A92F92F8FF0"><html> <p>Everyone is invited to join the 2021 Outstanding Young Men/Young Women (OYMYW) of the Year virtual event to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of students and their positive contributions to society.<br></p><p>Eighteen students that live in Phoenix or attend Phoenix schools have been selected from dozens of applicants as the 2021 OYMYW of the year and will be recognized at an upcoming <strong>virtual program at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6</strong>.</p><p>Each district winner will receive $500 and is eligible to become the citywide winner. The two overall winners will be awarded an additional $1,500. </p><p>Each student applied for the award by submitting a nomination form, essay, recommendation letter, and also took part in selection interviews. </p><p>To watch the virtual OYMYW celebration on May 6 or at a later date, visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofphoenixaz" target="_blank">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a>.​<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducation


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