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 Offers Paid Summer Internships with Local Businesses 6:00:00 PM Offers Paid Summer Internships with Local Businesses<div class="ExternalClassB8B09E4789604266AD6DFAEFAF61A72D"><html> <p>​The city of Phoenix Human Services Department Business and Workforce Development Division has provided hundreds of paid summer internships to young adults, ages 16 to 24 through its Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E. (Reach and Invest in Summer Employment) program. </p> <p>The program offers subsidized wages for youth who work with selected employers during the summer months (up to 200 hours), provides work readiness training and builds pathways to success through education, skill building and employment.</p> <p> <strong>Criteria for consideration in this program:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Youth must be between the ages of 16 to 24  at the time of application.<br></li> <li>Must reside in the city of Phoenix.<br></li> <li>All youth selected must complete a two-day (unpaid) work readiness workshop prior to starting work.<br></li> <li>Youth must have reliable transportation.<br></li> <li>Youth must be available to participate in the full length of the internship program (five weeks) from June 15 to July 17. The pay is $12/hr.<br></li> <li>Work assignments are located throughout the Valley and youth must have the ability to get to their work site regardless of proximity to their residence.<br></li> <li>The application deadline is May 15. It can be submitted to <a href="" target="_blank">azat<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span></a> or in person.<br></li> <li>Youth will be randomly selected to participate due to the limited space/opportunities.<br></li> </ul>For an application or more information, visit<a target="_blank" href="/hr/current-jobs/"></a>.  <br><br>For questions, email Abby Garcia at <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href=""></a> or visit <a target="_blank" href="/econdev/arizona-at-work/youthprograms">Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E.</a><br><br></html></div>
Deadline Extended for Outstanding Youth Awards 9:00:00 PM Extended for Outstanding Youth Awards<div class="ExternalClassB3579D055B814A369D6AE0BCF48479F8"><html> <p>​The city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is accepting applications for the 2020 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.</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> <div>One young man and one young woman will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $500.</div> </li> <li> <div>In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $1,500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners.</div> </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 <span><a target="_blank" href="/education"></a> </span>before 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020.</p> </html></div>
PHXTV Classroom: Principal For a Day 2019 3:00:00 PM Classroom: Principal For a Day 2019<div class="ExternalClass44BC40A1D87940DF90AB6CAF2CB5346E"><html> <p>​Business and community leaders work alongside Phoenix public and charter school principals to actively participate in the school's administration for one day. </p> <p>The goal of the Principal For A Day program is for businesses and schools to form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness and leadership development programs in Phoenix.</p> </html></div>


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