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Culture & Recreation
City of Phoenix
Phoenix Head Start Program
Since 1995, Arizona's Head Start Program has provided the resources to educate young children and prepare them for entry into grade school. Children in Head Start have access to early childhood education, nutrition, and social services with a strong parent involvement focus. The program serves nearly 23,000 Arizona children and more than 21,500 Arizona families every year.
Shoots and Wires Program at Burton Barr Central Library
Every week, the Burton Barr Central Library offers an after-school program called Shoots and Wires that teaches students about science and technology. In this class, students experimented with circuits and motors, even building their own lightbulb!
Career Quest State Victims' Rights Administrator
Student-Created Cell Phone Case Curbs Radiation
Students at Paradise Valley High School have created a cell phone case that can curb radiation by almost 30%. The students were able to design this product as a part of CREST (Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology), Paradise Valley High School's innovative technology program.
Bullying Prevention Month
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell are part of the Mayors Campaign to End Bullying and are working together to raise awareness and combat bullying in our communities.
Phoenix Symphony in the Schools
The Phoenix Symphony brings a woodwind quartet to a school to teach the importance of music appreciation to children.
Lemon Andersen at Genesis Academy
Lemon Andersen, a poet, spoken word artist and actor, visited Genesis Academy to speak to students about the art of writing and poetry and how they can tell their own American story through their art.
Arizona Project WET at Rio Salado
Dozens of students visited Rio Salado this spring to explore wildlife and learn about natural habitats and water conservation in Arizona. As a part of Project WET, these students gained a better understanding of the importance of water in the Valley and ways they could help the state of water in Arizona.
Phoenix Volleyball Festival
The 31st annual Volleyball Festival was hosted at the Phoenix Convention Center, where girls volleyball teams from all over the world participated in the tournament.