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Avondale Youth Advisory Commission
Ages 13-20

Avondale Youth Advisory Commission event

The Avondale Youth Advisory Commission was established in 2002 by the Mayor and Council to represent the youth in the community, provide youth with leadership and community service opportunities, and understand and explore effective ways to engage the community in a meaningful way.

Meetings take place the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at Avondale Civic Center, located at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, in the Sonoran conference room.  To be eligible, members must be an Avondale resident and be between the ages of 13 to 20.  

Be sure to keep up-to-date with all youth commission activities by following them on Facebook and Instagram @avondaleyouthcommission.  For more information or inquiries, please email:


AviTEMP (Teen Employment Mentorship Program)AviTemp Work Experience

Ages 16-21

Avondale’s summer teen employment program has a new name and look.  Formally known as “Next STEP,” the program is now called “Avi TEMP,” which stands for Teen Employment Mentorship Program.  

The program model will remain the same, which offers temporary summertime employment opportunities for 6 weeks of paid, part time work within the city, as well as with several community partners (private businesses and nonprofits).

More than just another job, the Program provides qualified Avondale teens with work readiness training, a paid work experience, tuition assistance and a jump start on the competition.

Applications for this program open on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 a.m.; and closes on Thursday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. Please note the Avondale Community Center is closed on Fridays.

Applications are available to download on this site in a .pdf format or you can pick up an application at the Avondale Community Center, located at 1007 S. 3rd Street, Avondale, AZ 85323.  All applications must be submitted in person at the Avondale Community Center, located at 1007 S. 3rd Street, Avondale, AZ 85323.  This program is first-come, first-served. Once the program is filled to capacity, it will close.  For more information regarding the program, please call Lauren Twigg at 623.333.2719.  

Download the AviTEMP application


Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates, expands, and sustains the capacity of all youth ages 12-18 and their communities to thrive by working together for the common good.

This year, Avondale will participate by conducting a clean-up of Tres Rios Wetlands on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Be on the look out for more details as we get closer to this national day of service.

 Sign up at:


Kids at Hope event

Kids at Hope
Kids at Hope provides the City of Avondale with a framework for creating a positive and supportive environment to assist youth in achieving their full potential as caring and productive citizens. Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

For more information on youth programs and services, please call Donna Gardner at 623.333.2723.


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