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Arizona Call-A-Teen Youth Resources (ACYR) - dedicated to developing a well-educated and highly skilled emerging work force, by ensuring that youth obtain the academic, vocational, personal, and social skills necessary to complete the requirements for a high school credential and enter postsecondary education or training

Aspire - The ASPIRE Workforce Development Initiative works with extremely low-income youth ages 14 to 21, offering one-on-one case management, tutoring and academic support, job training and career exploration.


Las Artes De Maricopa - an innovative youth program that blends art & academic instruction, social & emotional support, GED & work readiness training

Maricopa County Workforce Connection - provide Maricopa County youth with quality programs designed to assist in overcoming barriers to education and employment.

Phoenix Workforce Connection - helps youth to plan a path to a successful career. Offering tips for finding teen jobs, internships and work experience programs.

Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) - designed to provide educational, career, and occupational information to students. Website is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education.

2-1-1 Get Connected - Get Answers. Community Information and Referral Services.


Traditional Schools - search for traditional schools in your area.

Charter Schools - Search for a charter schools in your area

Private Schools - Search for private schools in your area

Career and Technical Student Organizations - organizations that help develop skills needed in the workforce.

Arizona Vocational Schools - Directory for online and campus vocational, technical and trade schools

East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) is a career training center for high school students and for adults who want to continue or enhance their education in today’s competitive job market.

Western Maricopa Education District (West MEC) - is a public high school district dedicated to providing innovative Career and Technical Education programs that prepare students to enter the workforce and pursue continuing education.

Maricopa County Regional School District (MCRSD) is an accommodation school district for approximately 2,500 students in transition throughout the year. As students enter the system, they work with district faculty to develop an individualized Education and Career Action Plan which will include their current coursework plan, career aspirations and several extended learning opportunities for development of individual academic and career goals.

Maricopa Skill Center is a hands-on training center designed to prepare you with the skills you need to start a career.

Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24

College Planning and Funding

College Depot - FREE full service college planning


Maricopa County Community Colleges - see community colleges in your area

List of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. - provides links to public and private institutions by state.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Collegeboard - organization committed to provide a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships

College Scholarships - information on college scholarships, grants and loans

Federal Student Aid on the Web - An office of the U.S. Department of Education that strives to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance—grants, loans and work-study programs—for education beyond high school

U. S. Department of Education Grants - explore funding your education through Pell grants, work study programs, loans, etc.

State-based college grants - explore education grants provided by Arizona State. Many are available directly through state universities as need-based and merit-based grants.