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Youth Programs

Summer Youth Program

The Summer Youth Program gives students guidance on making a career plan, setting long term goals, building a strong support system, gaining work experience, developing a skill set, staying active during the next summer, planning for college tuition, increasing self-confidence, making better choices and more.

Las Artes, Arts & Education

Las Artes offers a unique learning environment for youth ages 17-21. Structured classroom study combined with community art projects allow students to prepare for general education development (GED) testing and build employability skills by participating in community art projects.

Pima Vocational High School

Pima Vocational High School is a School-to-Work Charter School with a focus on youth 16 to 21 years old who are looking for an alternative opportunity to succeed in obtaining a secondary education along with vocational training.


Pledge-A-Job program matches youth ages 16-21 with job openings pledged by local employers who are interested in hiring youth for summer, year round, full time and part time jobs.

Youth Career Expo

The next Pima County Youth Career Expo will be held on April 30, 2014 at The Port of Tucson.  Youth interested in careers in logistics are welcome to attend the Expo.  There will be information booths for youth and parents, breakout sessions, and a keynote speaker at this event.  For more information see  flyer.

The April 10, 2013 Pima County Youth Career Expo on aerospace, defense and manufacturing was a success.  There were 102+ youth from 32 schools attending the event.  Representatives from aerospace, defense and manufacturing employers and educators will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. at Tucson International Airport, 7250 S. Tucson Blvd.

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Community Services, Employment and Training

Kino Service Center
The Kino Service Center serves dislocated workers (persons who have been laid off).
2797 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 243-6700
Fax: (520) 243-6796 or (520) 243-6797

Rio Nuevo Service Center
The Rio Nuevo Service Center serves unemployed adults and youth.
340 N. Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 724-7650

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