Youth Job Seekers
Your future is wide open, and we’ll help you pursue your path to success with a full range of programs, services and resources, all designed to help fulfill your dreams—and all free of charge.
Pathways to Success
The City of Phoenix Youth Programs offer pathways to success. If you are a youth that is looking to get back into school, start college planning or begin your career preparation our programs will work with you to create your college and career blueprint. Services include: Advice and planning; College preparation; Leadership programs; Basic skills training; Tutoring; Career readiness; Support services; Education planning; and Career guidance.
For more information, please complete the CONTACT FORM.
Taking Responsibility For: Ourselves, Our Family, And Our Community
The city of Phoenix YouthBuild program is accepting applications for youth 16-24 years old who have not been successful in a traditional educational system and are at-risk of not completing secondary education. The goal is to offer youth development services that supports high school completion, High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation/completion, academic and work-related skill attainment, career pathways and leadership and community development.
If chosen, participants must be available all day Monday through Friday for eight to ten months, reside in the city of Phoenix and not have a high school diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).
Program offers weekly stipends while in training, plus additional performance incentives. YouthBuild participants will build homes in Phoenix.
The energy efficient construction program gives young men and women the opportunity to gain valuable skills in sustainable and energy efficient construction, and train to become leaders in their community. Participants set personal, educational and career goals and develop an educational/professional portfolio.
YouthBuild is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, which awarded the city of Phoenix a $1.1 million grant from the Employment and Training Administration.
Phoenix YouthBuild is a partnership between the city's Community and Economic Development - Business and Workforce Development Division, Arizona Call-A-Teen Resources Inc., Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Labor's Community Service Agency and the Gateway Community College Central City.
To register for an information session, call 602-561-4775 or use the contact form button below and a representative will call you.
YouthBuild Contact Form
Jerome E. Miller Summer Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy was developed to commemorate the leadership, service, and legacy of Jerome E. Miller, former Phoenix Deputy City Manager. The goals of the academy are to expose high school 11th and 12th grade students to careers in public service, fuel and diversify the pipeline for public service, and prepare students for college, career and life success. Applications can be downloaded here.
For more information contact Diamon Smiley at 602.534.7129
- Week long summer academy for incoming high school Juniors and Seniors
- MUST have interest in a career in public service
- Earn one college credit through a pre-funded leadership course
- Explore careers in Public Administration via a job shadowing experience with City of Phoenix leaders
- Learn about college planning and civic engagement
- Program will begin June 19, 2017
- Click here for a printable flyer