For over thirty-five years, 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 postsecondary education and/or employment. ACYR graduates annually earn over $2.5 million, contributing to a robust and vital community.


At ACYR we strive to find the best learning and training opportunities for our youth.

IMG_3288In today’s challenging workforce youth are typically the largest demographic of the unemployed and under employed in the Phoenix area. With proper training we can help our youth achieve their goals and become members of the Phoenix workforce community. Do you or someone you know of desire to become a valuable member of the community? Check out our programs here.


Did you know that:

  • 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?