Tucson, Arizona

Opportunity Youth Forum Partner Information:

Opportunity Youth Collaborative: Youth on the Rise

Backbones/Lead Organizations: United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona & Cradle to Career Partnership

Youth on the Rise

Youth on the Rise (YOTR) is the Opportunity Youth Change Network for the Cradle to Career Partnership, focusing on the re-engagement of 16 to 24-year-olds not in school or working due to economic, social, and educational barriers.

YOTR aims to bring together resources, courageous leadership, and innovation throughout Pima County to help opportunity youth achieve key milestones along their pathway to adulthood, specifically, obtaining a secondary credential, Post-Secondary Enrollment, Post-Secondary Completion, and Career Attainment.

YOTR does this through a collective impact model focused on creating a shared community vision, using evidence-based decision making, and working toward collaborative action with an emphasis on meaningful partnerships with opportunity youth.

Areas of Collaborative Focus: K12 Education/Reengagement; Postsecondary education; Workforce; Barriers to reengagement to school and work.

Joined OYF: 2014

OYF Project Participation:

  • Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund
  • Equity Counts



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