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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.

 Student Safety
Tips for keeping our students
safe during the school year

 Educational Resources
Tools available to help ensure
academic success

 Transportation Options
Resources for students to get
around in Tempe

Get Involved

Programs aimed at getting students
involved and being good neighbors


Student Safety

Tempe Police and Fire Twitter Alerts 

Tempe Police and Fire Facebook Alerts

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 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.

Free Home Drug Testing Kits
Tempe Coalition is offering free home drug testing kits to families as a tool to empower teens to avoid using drugs or alcohol. Having the kits and the option of drug testing at home can give youth a concrete excuse not to try drugs. To receive a free kit, families must either live in Tempe, or have a student who attends a public, private or charter school in Tempe or within a Tempe school district. Kits can be picked up at Tempe Community Council at 34 E. 7th Street between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions, please contact Dara Gibson, Tempe Coalition and Resource Coordinator, at 480-858-2307 or Dara_Gibson@Tempe.gov


Educational Resources

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. 

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. 

Community/Recreation Centers
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. 

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, Rio Salado College and the University for Advancing Technology 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 Elementary School District
Kyrene Elementary School District 
Tempe Union High School District 
Arizona State University 
Rio Salado College

East Valley Veterans Education Center 

Maricopa Community Colleges

Thrive to Five

Commitment to Schools in Tempe & Kyrene

First Things First 

Head Start Preschool Program


Transportation Options

Arizona Dept. of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Information 

ASU U-Pass

ASU Bike Safety Video




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 5 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: 

How to use METRO light rail

How to ride Valley Metro bus

Tempe Youth Free Transit Pass Program
The Tempe Youth Free 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 5 p.m. throughout the year. Visit our web site to download a registration form, get a list of the necessary documents to bring and review eligibility requirements. Watch our video

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. 

Street Closures
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.


Get Involved 

Tempe 311
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.

Volunteer Opportunities 

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-StreetAdopt-A-Park or Adopt-A-Path 
Tempe’s Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Path programs help maintain Tempe’s streets, parks 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. 

ASU Student Code of Conduct
Ensuring your college experience is successful. 

ASU Be a Good Neighbor program
Community outreach and Center for Off-Campus Student Services.

East Valley Boys and Girls Club - Ladmo Branch 

Tempe YMCA

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.

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