The City of Goodyear established this annual summit in 2009, convening a diverse cross-section of the community — from educators and school leaders to community partners and representatives from city departments — to discuss ideas and opportunities, and provide updates on programs and activities that impact, or have the potential to positively impact, youth. Since its inception, the program has increased the number of School Resource Officers and strengthened communications and relationships between key City departments and District leadership.
College and Career Readiness
In 2017 Nogales launched a distinctive cross-border, afterschool youth development program, in conjunction with the U.S. Tennis Association Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County. The organization provides high-quality tennis instruction and a specialized digital academic curriculum, facilitated by bilingual educators in novel teaching spaces in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Lesson plans include STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, art, math); social-emotional learning; digital storytelling; and personal narrative, as well as collaborative projects and activities tailored to each site.