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

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


What's Going On



Phoenix Distributes More Than 1 Million Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to Schools 8:00:00 PM 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>
College Depot Director Judy Reno - PHXTV Virtual Reporting 3:00:00 PM Depot Director Judy Reno - PHXTV Virtual Reporting<div class="ExternalClassF0F0AF6FDBDD420B981406CEE5BE3A11"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>College Depot is a free, full-service college access center located at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, Arizona. PHXTV talks to director Judy Reno about how College Depot is assisting students virtually with advisors, workshops, financial aid and more.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>
PHXTV Classroom Study Hall: Monday, June 1 5:00:00 PM Classroom Study Hall: Monday, June 1<div class="ExternalClass38635D0072C0466FA3673E05C1B95864"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>This Study Hall features K-8 lessons in Reading. Students hear stories and learn about summarizing and synthesizing.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>


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