Disconnected Youth

Connecting youth with meaningful education and career opportunities.

The consequences of having young adults not in school or at a job affects everyone in the region.


That’s why we need you to join with others invested in this community to help change the future for thousands of Valley youth.


On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, hundreds of people representing social service, education, business and civic agencies are gathering in Phoenix to take initial steps to re-engaging our disconnected youth. We will learn from re-engagement experts about what strategies have worked in other areas, both near and far, and look at how to be successful in our own initiatives.


Attendees will leave knowing what steps to take next to join this movement.



we can re-engage the Valley’s disconnected youth.


WHY: To take on together the task of re-engaging our disconnected youth

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Boulevard, Phoenix

WHAT: MCESA’s Second Disconnected Youth Summit

Summit One

The first Summit, held May 7th, 2014, brought together 160 community leaders, educators, and organizations all committing to learning more about Disconnected Youth and engaging in next steps toward reconnection and prevention. More