Arizona Center For Youth Resources builds pathways to success through education, skill building and employment.



ACYR offers an array of high quality programs designed to ensure success – continuing education choices, work-based learning, leadership development, linkages to employers, and on-going, sustained support.


2019 Tax Credit Program

Donations given by April 15th, 2020 can be deducted from your 2019 tax return!



Your Time = A Brighter Future For Local Youth


Arizona Center For Youth Resources

For over 40 years, we have been providing Phoenix youth with the resources they need to become successful adults who are both educated and employed. If this outcome interests you, please fill out our interest form today to find out more about our academic, vocational, and employment programs!

In 2010…

Phoenix, Arizona was rated one of the worst cities in the US for youth not in school or employed.

At-risk youth face barriers daily that prevent them from transitioning into well-adjusted young adults. They may face poverty, family instability, a poor school environment, and much more. The longer these youth go without help, the less likely they are to becomes successful adults. So we invite you to join us to change the statistics and futures of at-risk youth in Phoenix! Learn More 


Our commitment to developing the next generation of workers is our top priority. Our focus to ensure our success in serving our community starts with our staff, programs and principles.

Our Staff

  • Dedicated
  • Compassionate
  • Knowledgable
  • Professional

Our Programs

  • Several Options
  • Work-based Learning
  • Leadership Development
  • Job Training

Our Principles

  • Sustained Support
  • Research-Based Curriculum
  • Effective Programs
  • Promoting Success


Every year, ACYR makes a difference in the lives of over 1,500 youth in Phoenix through our programs to earn educational credentials and learn skills to find employment. In 2017, ACYR accomplished the following:

Teens and young adults received a diploma, GED, or a post-secondary credential.


Youth received job opportunities through internships, direct hire or ACYR skill building.


Young adults enrolled in postsecondary education to further their career goals.


ACYR offers an array of high-quality programs designed to ensure success, such as continuing education choices, work-based learning, linkages to employers, and ongoing support.

Adult Basic Education Program

 Get Your GED
Learn English
Improve Academic Skills
Be Prepared for College & a Career

Workforce Development Program

Hands On Training
Job Certifications
College & Career Preparation
Paid Internships

City View High School

Monday-Thursday Classes
Dropout Recovery
Small Class Sizes
Safe & Secure Campus


Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2019 $ 38,075
Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2018 $ 32,646
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2018 $ 5,429
Percentage increase 16.6%

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