Since 1976, ACYR has equipped young people with academic, vocational, and social skills by offering opportunities to claim their individual potential, secure their economic future and transition to the roles required of responsible adulthood. ACYR is recognized locally and nationally for providing programs of high quality and accountability, specifically designed to address the education and workforce development needs of young people who have dropped out of school or whose life circumstances make them at risk of not completing high school. Over 91% of program participants either remain in school, complete high school or its equivalent, or enter post-secondary education and/or employment. ACYR graduates contribute to a robust and vital community.


ACYR strives to find the best learning and training opportunities for youth.


Each day our staff help with the success of youth ages 14 to 24 become productive in achieving their goals.

Ask yourself if you can answer yes to one of the below, if the answer is yes to one or more of these questions then ACYR is the place for you.

  • Do you need exposure and experience with applying and interviewing?
  • Need a part-time job opportunity that is supportive of education…..not just seasonal?
  • Need a full-time job opportunity?
  • Need assistance paying for college and/or benefits?
  • Not highly skilled; Need a job opportunity to learn customer service skills which is needed in every field?
  • Learn interviewing skills to help overcome/prepare to answer questions regarding offense?
  • Need and can participate in workshops for additional training?
  • Need a makeover to be job ready?
  • Need immigration information for education and employment purpose (what to do to be legal to work)?

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Did you know?

  • More than one in five men and one in six women in Arizona under the age of twenty-five is a high school drop out.

  • 45% of dropouts in Arizona are not employed. Moving Rocks

  • Low educational attainment rates often result in high unemployment and low-skilled/low paying jobs.

  • Dropping out of school contributes to higher rates of poverty and is associated with higher crime, incarceration, teen pregnancy, and poor health.