Thursday, January 9, 2020

KJZZ's New Mini-Series Focuses On Helping Arizona's Youth Get Back In School

Graphic shows two students, one wearing a "Opportunity For Youth" T shirt

KJZZ 91.5 is highlighting Arizona’s efforts to lower the percentage of young people not working or going to school with a new radio mini-series.

The Show shines a light on the Opportunities for Youth Re-engagement Center aimed at more than 67,000 youth in the state between the ages of 16 to 24 who have the potential for re-engagement.

The Show reaches out to Tim Valencia, Youth and Education Director for the city of Phoenix, and Kristin Ferguson-Colvin, a professor of social work at ASU and director of the Center for Human Capital and Youth Development, to find out more about what’s being done to reach this population.

Listen to the episode show here.

KJZZ Phoenix is a Community Service of Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges.