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Just Published — First Things First 2021 Annual Report

Just Published — First Things First 2021 Annual Report

| September 21, 2021

Earlier this week, First Things First published and provided to state policymakers our State Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report, Fulfilling Our Commitments to Children and Communities. I am especially pleased to share this report with you because it reflects the impact of our collective work.

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Register Today! Virtual Arizona Health Literacy Conference 2021 on Sept. 23

Register Today! Virtual Arizona Health Literacy Conference 2021 on Sept. 23

| September 21, 2021

Please join us for Arizona’s annual health literacy conference 2021 titled “Pandemic: Response, Recovery, Resilience”.

At the tail end of the pandemic, it is difficult to look back and reflect on the communication, health practices and the mental and physical health of our State. We experienced health care in ways like never before. We made changes, formed new practices, developed new roles, and innovative ways to get people the care that they needed in ways that they could understand and act upon. Looking back and forward while making changes along the way, we developed practices that work to address the unique needs of all in Arizona.

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Sign up now for the Arizona CEC Fall Book Study – 2021! Registration ends Oct. 1

Sign up now for the Arizona CEC Fall Book Study – 2021! Registration ends Oct. 1

| September 21, 2021

On-line interactive book studies are a great way to earn professional development credit! Each book earns you 20 hours of professional development credit. These CEUs can be used for DHS licensure renewal. Registration ends on October 1and the book study starts on October 4, 2021. The book study must be completed by January 9, 2022.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 2021 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference (Oct. 23) to include ‘How to Start an ESports Program’

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 2021 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference (Oct. 23) to include ‘How to Start an ESports Program’

| September 21, 2021

The 2021 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference (Oct. 23) will feature more than 50 workshops designed specifically for out-of-school time professionals. Eight of these workshops will focus on STEM learning. One of the featured STEM workshops is:

How to Start an ESports Program
Presented by Alyssa Beck, Gilbert Public Schools

During this workshop you will learn how to start and structure a new eSports program at your school or afterschool program. Learn what programs you can use to compete, what hang-ups to expect, how to build a community and gain support, and the basics of being a coach.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Meet the 2021 Annual Campaign Leaders

United Way of Northern Arizona — Meet the 2021 Annual Campaign Leaders

| September 21, 2021

We are excited to announce that long-time United Way supporters Andy Bertelsen and Susan Hilgart will be leading this year’s United Way of Northern Arizona Annual Campaign, which officially kicks off with a virtual event later this month.

Both Andy and Susan are long-time civil servants with impressive resumes in the public sector.

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