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Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on March 29

| February 14, 2018
Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on March 29

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth to present Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference: Honoring Legacy, Empowering Future SAVE THE DATE: March 29, 2018, 8am – 5pm; Little America, Flagstaff Featuring Keynote Speaker: National Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist – Billy Mills! Conference – Includes morning Keynote and Plenary sessions, full luncheon program (which can be […]

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2018 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

| February 14, 2018
2018 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

The Flagstaff Arts Council has named:

Betsy Hamill – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Chandra Hemminger – Summit High School
Joe Cornett – Flagstaff High School
Leslie Baker – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Tim McKay – Mount Elden Middle School
as 2018 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Arts Education category.

The Flagstaff Arts Council also named: 

Carrie Jenkins – Sinagua
Christine Sapio – Coconino High School
Rich Krueger – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Susan Brown – Northland Preparatory Academy
as 2018 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Science Education category.

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FREE Suicide prevention Workshops in Flagstaff

| February 9, 2018
FREE Suicide prevention Workshops in Flagstaff

The NACA’s Reach UR Life team is pleased to release the 2018 ASIST and SafeTALK schedule for next year! These trainings are anticipated to fill up fast, so please make sure to register early to secure your spot!

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Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference!

| February 9, 2018
Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference!

Conference – Includes morning Keynote and Plenary sessions, full luncheon program (which can be purchased separately), and afternoon breakout sessions. Join us as we explore themes such as intergenerational and historical trauma and move towards strengthening the community to address these issues. Education certificates will be provided for attendees. Luncheon includes the annual Caring for Children awards and presentations.

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Become a Foster Parent!

| February 9, 2018
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 3rd Wednesday of every month 5:30-6:30 at Pathways of AZ.

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Mount Elden Middle School mural celebrates the Gallery of Life

| February 7, 2018
Mount Elden Middle School mural celebrates the Gallery of Life

The amazing art piece titled “Gallery of Life” at Mount Elden Middle School was a collaboration with the two art teachers, Laura Abrams and Alyson Bottke, 200 students and Mural Mice. All academies are represented and participated in the effort to create unity among the school.

“This mural project was an absolute joy to help organize, structure and lead as an art teacher at MEMS,” said Alyson Bottke.”Our students have tremendous creativity, skill and mastery of various techniques that enabled this mural to be painted during 13 school days.”

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Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference!

| February 4, 2018
Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference!

Conference – Includes morning Keynote and Plenary sessions, full luncheon program (which can be purchased separately), and afternoon breakout sessions. Join us as we explore themes such as intergenerational and historical trauma and move towards strengthening the community to address these issues. Education certificates will be provided for attendees. Luncheon includes the annual Caring for Children awards and presentations.

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Become a Foster Parent!

| February 4, 2018
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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Northern AZ STEM Unconference for educators on Feb. 10

| January 31, 2018
Northern AZ STEM Unconference for educators on Feb. 10

The Northern Arizona STEM Unconference will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Christensen Professional Learning Center, 4000 N. Cummings, Flagstaff.

This event is open to all educators! Collaborate with other colleagues, get your questions answered, brainstorm strategies for teaching STEM, and help your students become problem solvers.

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Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

| January 24, 2018
Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

Almost 1 in 3 young children in Arizona live in poverty, a risk factor for later difficulties, including lower academic achievement. This is just one of the challenges faced by many of Arizona’s almost 550,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers and highlighted in a new report from First Things First.

Also included in the Building Bright Futures report:

• the population of children birth to 5 in Arizona is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2030;
• 29% of young children in Arizona live in poverty (compared to 24% nationally);
• 34% of young children lack the needed vaccinations (compared to 28% nationally);
• Only 26% of Arizona parents reported they had been asked to complete a developmental screening for their children (on par with national results); and
• 64% of Arizona children don’t attend preschool (compared to almost 47% nationally).

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