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Become a Foster Parent!

| May 27, 2017
Become a Foster Parent!

Ever wonder what it takes to become a foster parent? If so, please join us for a free foster care orientation. Orientations are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month 5:30-6:30 at Pathways of AZ.

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CCC&Y’s Williams Child Abuse Council Awarded its First Scholarship!

| May 22, 2017
CCC&Y’s Williams Child Abuse Council Awarded its First Scholarship!

CCC&Y’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council has awarded its first $500.00 scholarship to Jordan Jones. Jordan aspires to be a pediatric nurse in the future. She wrote her winning essay about how abuse can negatively impact a child’s life, as well as different methods that can be used and should be implemented to reduce child abuse.

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Become a Foster Parent!

| May 19, 2017
Become a Foster Parent!

Ever wonder what it takes to become a foster parent? If so, please join us for a free foster care orientation. Orientations are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month 5:30-6:30 at Pathways of AZ.

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Amid a Teacher Shortage, Gov. Ducey Loosens Teacher Requirements

| May 17, 2017
Amid a Teacher Shortage, Gov. Ducey Loosens Teacher Requirements

It has been well documented that Arizona is it the midst of an education crisis. The Grand Canyon State ranks near the bottom of spending-per-student and has some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation.

The lack of funding has coincided, or even to some extent caused, a teacher shortage across the state. Number released during the 2014 school year showed that 62% of the state’s school districts had unfilled teaching positions. Arizona also sports one of the nation’s highest turnover rates and with a good chunk of the teacher workforce eligible to retire in 2018, the shortage shows no signs of stopping.

Due to a lack of teachers, tens of thousands of teachers were hired on emergency or temporary credentials to meet the needs of the districts.

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CCC&Y to present annual board and member meeting May 15 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex

| May 12, 2017
CCC&Y to present annual board and member meeting May 15 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex

Honorable Judge McCullough to speak about Coconino Juvenile Court

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Annual Board and Member meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff.

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Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care Should Get Health Coverage Through Medicaid

| May 8, 2017
Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care Should Get Health Coverage Through Medicaid

For young people who have experienced foster care, access to affordable health insurance is critical to their everyday success. While Federal Law has expanded health coverage to alumni who were in foster care at age 18, there are significant roadblocks to enrolling in and maintaining coverage.

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FTF Named Among Top 25 Innovations in Government by Harvard University

| May 8, 2017
FTF Named Among Top 25 Innovations in Government by Harvard University

Harvard University recognized First Things First as one of the Top 25 Innovations in American Government as part of a national awards competition that celebrates creative, solution-oriented governing. These programs represent the top 2% of more than 500 applications received.

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The ABC’s of LAUNCH Flagstaff

| May 8, 2017
The ABC’s of LAUNCH Flagstaff

The United Way is proud to be a major supporter of LAUNCH Flagstaff, the unique partnership of community stakeholders dedicated to creating and maintaining a world-class education for all Flagstaff students from cradle to career.

This collaboration, which also receives major funding from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and The Wharton Foundation, is not a new program or service. Instead, it is a diverse group representing schools (preK through graduate school), businesses, government agencies, service organizations, private education providers, non-profit groups, and concerned citizens who recognize that the issues facing our educational system are not just the responsibility of our schools.

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Brain Builders for Life

| May 8, 2017
Brain Builders for Life

Join us for an engaging 16-hour workshop focusing on the brain development of children prenatal to age three and how it effects the cognitive, social-emotional and physical growth of the typical child.

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Summer Bug Camp at NAU Opens Window into Fascinating World of Science

| April 29, 2017
Summer Bug Camp at NAU Opens Window into Fascinating World of Science

Parents of children looking for summer activities that will engage their child in the fascinating world of science may want to consider enrolling their 6- to 10-year old in Northern Arizona University’s popular Summer Bug Camp.

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