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Flagstaff STEM City — Summer is here! Flagstaff has an assortment of activities for all ages. Check out some of the summer fun below. Also see related countywide Summer Camp, Summer Reading and related stories here

| June 20, 2018
Flagstaff STEM City — Summer is here! Flagstaff has an assortment of activities for all ages. Check out some of the summer fun below. Also see related countywide Summer Camp, Summer Reading and related stories here

• Summer Day Camps at the Museum of Northern Arizona
• Kids Square: Worms! at Willow Bend environmental center
• Wednesday Weed Walks by Flagstaff Open Space
ª Concert Series at The Arboretum at Flagstaff

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FUSD publishes video highlighting students, educators, programs in the district

| June 20, 2018
FUSD publishes video highlighting students, educators, programs in the district

The Flagstaff Unified School District has published a new video highlighting students, educators, programs in the district.

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Become a Foster Parent!

| June 17, 2018
Become a Foster Parent!

Ever wonder what it takes to become a foster parent? If so, please join Pathways 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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School’s out, but here’s where kids can still get a free breakfast and lunch. See related local summertime meal programs for children here

| June 13, 2018
School’s out, but here’s where kids can still get a free breakfast and lunch. See related local summertime meal programs for children here

During the school year, schools provide free breakfasts and lunches to hundreds of thousands of children in need. 

To assure children don’t go hungry during the summer, the state has established more than 1,100 locations statewide where children can continue to get free meals. 

Last year, more than 3.1 million meals were served at sites during the summer.

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Think you’re paying a lot for summer child care? You’re not the only one. See related local summer camp / summer reading information here

| June 13, 2018
Think you’re paying a lot for summer child care? You’re not the only one. See related local summer camp / summer reading information here

• A new study shows Arizona is the third-least affordable state for summer programs
• A two-parent family with two kids could spend up to a third of its income on such programs, the study indicates
• Children who don’t have access to programs with educational components can see math and reading skills decline

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Session Two Deadline Approaching for Youth Leaders In Action

| June 12, 2018
Session Two Deadline Approaching for Youth Leaders In Action

If you are a teen or know of someone 16-18 years old interested in developing and sharpening leadership skills, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors recruiting participants for their 2018 Youth Leaders in Action second summer session to be held July 9-26.

Chosen applicants will earn $11 per hour for participating in the session. The deadline is June 15

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Become a Foster Parent!

| June 10, 2018
Become a Foster Parent!

Ever wonder what it takes to become a foster parent? If so, please join Pathways 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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Updated: Still time to check out summer camps in region. Also, see Summer Reading Programs here

| June 5, 2018
Updated: Still time to check out summer camps in region. Also, see Summer Reading Programs here

Also check out Summer Reading Programs Below

With the end of the school year and summer rapidly approaching, time is running short for parents to search for information on summer camps and other educational programs for their children.

The following is our latest listing of summer camps in the region.

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Summertime Meals for Kids & Teens available in Flagstaff, elsewhere in Coconino County

| June 5, 2018
Summertime Meals for Kids & Teens available in Flagstaff, elsewhere in Coconino County

The Summer Café Flagstaff provides FREE meals for children and teens! No need for proof of residency or income.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Advocacy and Avoiding the Summer Melt

| May 30, 2018
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Advocacy and Avoiding the Summer Melt

Advocating for the world-class education practices that are proven to help kids is the foundation for the work of LAUNCH Flagstaff and its partners – something to which everyone can usually agree. (Read our statement on Education Funding here)  However, when politics enters the education conversation, this accord often dissolves rapidly. …

The latest edu-political issue to surface is the revision of the Arizona science education standards (read-on for more).  Because the months ahead, though the November election are likely to be filled with more issues like this, I urge you to stay informed and stay engaged.  Our children are counting on us.

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