Tempe prides itself on having many great resources available to help all students achieve academic success and stay safe during the school year. Students from kindergarten through graduate school can access tips and information on student safety, educational resources, transportation options and integration opportunities with the community at large.
Programs aimed at getting students
Tempe Coalition Website
For information and resources about reducing youth underage drinking and drug use
Tempe's Social Host Ordinance
Under the ordinance, anyone providing alcohol to a person younger than 21 may be held responsible.
ASU Student Help and Support Site
From career counseling to suicide prevention to disability resources –
if you need help we’re here for you.
ASU Crime Alerts and Safety Bulletins
What crimes are occurring on campus – and how to report a crime.
ASU LiveSafe Mobile App
The free ASU LiveSafe™ mobile app enhances your personal safety across ASU campuses by placing more reporting power in the palm of your hand.
ASU Parent Website
Stay connected with campus activities and other parents – from football games to emergency contacts.
ASU Safety Info & Escort Service
Governor’s Office for Highway Safety (Teen and Young Adult Site)
Thousands of lives are lost each year due to underage drinking and driving. Get informed about the law in AZ.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Testimonials, legal initiatives, and links to the local chapter of MADD.
US Dept. of Education Underage Drinking Prevention
Underage Drinking Statistics. Young adult resources and prevention tips.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America (Info for Parents)
Everything from symptoms of drug use to where your family can get help.
Office of National Drug Control Prevention
The Anti-Drug campaign, including current drug use trends on campus and local resources.
City of Tempe Loud Party Ordinance
Learn the rules about throwing a party – and the serious consequences for disregarding them.
City of Tempe Nuisance, Property & Rental Housing Code Ordinance
Be a good neighbor and follow the law when living in Tempe neighborhoods.
Tempe teens ages 13-18 can get free clothes, shoes, hygiene products and school supplies at THREADZ Tempe Teen Resource Center, located at Tempe and Marcos de Niza high schools. Photo ID is required.
- Marcos de Niza hours and location: 2-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Aug. 12 (room 416)
- Tempe High School: 2-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year
Tempe Public Library & Tempe Youth Library
Open daily. The library features free computer usage, as well as online services for downloading e-Books and audio books, researching databases and renewing borrowed materials.
eLibrary: Digital books, magazines , videos, music and audio
Research tools (vetted by librarians)
Book clubs and fall programs
Kid Zone Before & After School Programs
The Kid Zone Enrichment Program provides certified before and after school programs for children at 17 Tempe and Kyrene schools. Full and part-time schedules are available with low staff to child ratios.
Kid Zone Preschool
Available for children 3 years through pre-kindergarten, Kid Zone Preschool provides early childhood learning and development. Full and part-time schedules are available.
College Connect Tempe
The City of Tempe has partnered with Tempe Union High School District, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University, South Mountain Community College, Rio Salado College, University for Advancing Technology and the University of Arizona to create College Connect. The community-based program has been specifically designed to assist our youth in fulfilling their dreams of a post-secondary education.
Tempe History Museum
The Museum preserves and presents Tempe’s diverse community history through exhibits, activities, speakers, collections, research services, and programs. The Museum also partners with Tempe Elementary School District for a Fifth Grade Program. Tours and research resources.
Tempe takes pride in providing clean, safe and friendly facilities, ensuring multiple opportunities for Tempe residents to relax, learn, exercise, and connect with new friends and more.
Kyrene Elementary School District
Tempe PRE is a two-year pilot program launched by the Tempe City Council to increase access to high-quality preschool at no cost for qualifying families. Families that are eligible for the program must live in Tempe and be living at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Human Services Department – Education and Youth Development
You’ll find information on how we help Tempe’s youth with education information and assistance, finding jobs and learning interview skills, and helping young students read.
Youth Transit Pass Program
The Tempe Youth Transit Pass Program allows all eligible Tempe youth ages 6 to 18 to ride regional and local bus routes and the light rail for free. Passes are available at the Tempe Transit Store located at 200 E. Fifth Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit our web site to download a registration form, get a list of the necessary documents to bring and review eligibility requirements.
Tempe in Motion (TIM) Programs
How to get around with TIM (bus, bike, walk, rail)
Tempe in Motion (TIM) provides bus, bicycle, pedestrian and light rail facilities and encourages getting around Tempe without a car. The bus and light rail systems operate 365 days a year with peak hour service every 12 to 20 minutes. All Tempe buses and trains are wheelchair accessible and have bicycle racks.
Watch our videos:
Bicycle and Pedestrian Information
Get safety tips about how to get around on your bicycle or walking in Tempe.
Car drivers can learn how to share the road with bicyclists. Watch our bike safety video.
Tempe has a free bike registration program that helps the police identify lost or stolen bikes. Sign up at our Register Your Bike website.
Also connect with the Tempe Bicycle Action Group (TBAG), a local 501(c)3 and City partner, working to make bicycling safe in our community
And learn how to use HAWK (high intensity activated crosswalk), a pedestrian crossing signal at two Tempe locations.
Orbit Neighborhood Circulator
Orbit (a FREE service) serves residential areas and connects them to local destinations such as schools and ASU, shopping areas, other neighborhoods, major bus routes connections, and multi-generational centers. Hours of operation:
• Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every 15 minutes
• Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every 15 minutes
• Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every 30 minutes
Transit ordinances and policies protect the safety, security, and health of our passengers while simultaneously providing everyone the opportunity for pleasant and convenient transportation. Please be courteous when waiting for and traveling on Orbit.
You can find out about street closures and restrictions due to major construction, ASU sporting events and more at our Street Restrictions website. Or, if you’d like to receive electronic notifications, sign up for Tempe’s e-news.
ASU Parking & Transit
Your connection to all things parking and transportation at ASU to help make your school year hassle free.
Tempe 311 is the city's connection center for non-emergency service requests and information. The hotline is available 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 480-350-4311. Tempe 311 services are also available online.
A wide variety of service opportunities exist for individuals and groups throughout Tempe for various commitments of time. Volunteers serve in Tempe government offices, programs and facilities while expanding and enhancing the services the city is able to provide to the community.
Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Park, Adopt-A-Path, Adopt An-Alley
Tempe’s Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Park, Adopt-An-Alley and Adopt-A-Path programs help maintain Tempe’s streets, parks, alleys and multi-use paths. These programs are a way to coordinate year-round opportunities for neighborhood groups, community organizations and local businesses to continue to enhance the appearance, safety and cleanliness of Tempe streets, parks and paths.