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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

| June 23, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 3 p.m.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Bilingual Report — Grab and Go Food Service Continues through July 31. See more local education news here

| June 23, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Bilingual Report — Grab and Go Food Service Continues through July 31. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grab and Go” food service program continues through July 31, 2020 while the meal service at Kinsey Elementary School will be shifting to a mobile service beginning Monday, June 22. Breakfast and lunch will be available at Kinsey on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:45 a.m.

Mobile routes, now including Kinsey Elementary, will continue on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with meals for Tuesday shared during the Monday service, Thursday meals shared during Wednesday service, and Saturday and Sunday meals shared during the Friday service.

“Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be available for any child, age 18 and under, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Cromer Elementary, DeMiguel Elementary, Killip Elementary, Leupp Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Thomas Elementary.

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Building healthy communities: Redefining school culture. See more state education news here

| June 23, 2020
Building healthy communities: Redefining school culture. See more state education news here

Building Healthy Communities is a concept quickly being embraced throughout America, and this effort to unite communities and schools improves the well-being of all stakeholders.

What has an ideal world looked like for the past few months? What will an ideal world look like in the next few months as students return to school, restaurants open and people continue to unite across America? 

The one thing we are sure of is that building the healthiest social and emotional climate, culture and community should be the forefront of our decisions moving forward.

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I’m Willing To Fight For America’: 5 Student Activists On Protesting For Change. See more national education news here

| June 23, 2020
I’m Willing To Fight For America’: 5 Student Activists On Protesting For Change. See more national education news here

Peaceful, student-led protests have been a powerful force for change throughout American history. … So what does student activism look like today? It’s happening online and in the streets; with art and tech skills. NPR Ed spoke to five high school and college students fighting in different ways for black lives, an end to police brutality and structural racism.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: May We Be Well

| June 23, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: May We Be Well

I invite you to stop whatever you are doing and breathe.

Three simple breaths.

Take the opportunity to shine a light on the inner you.

How are your thoughts, emotions, sensations?

Just notice without judgment.

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Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Awards Child Abuse Prevention Scholarship

| June 23, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Awards Child Abuse Prevention Scholarship

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

Her winning essay focused on bullying, the lasting impact that bullying can have on individuals throughout their lives and and prevention options.

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Share-able resources from Expect More Arizona

| June 16, 2020
Share-able resources from Expect More Arizona

This month, we are providing content focused on our recent K-12 Teacher Survey phase one results, as well as our Vote 4 Education campaign with the primary election coming up on August 4, 2020. Additionally, we have two recent blogs highlighting how school staff were still hard at work during school closures as well as a recap of 2020 legislative session.

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Statement on death of George Floyd from Coconino County Legal Defender and Public Defender

| June 16, 2020
Statement on death of George Floyd from Coconino County Legal Defender and Public Defender

pear tip of the American Criminal Justice System. It is easy to say that police brutality has no place in this system. But when a system authorizes law enforcement to use lethal violence against the people over $20 or cigarettes or a toy gun or while they’re asleep in their beds, it is incumbent on those working within that system to examine how their own actions propel the inexorable grind of the machinery of justice.

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First Things First Navajo Nation Region announces two resource guides for Navajo Nation

| June 16, 2020
First Things First Navajo Nation Region announces two resource guides for Navajo Nation

First Things First Navajo Nation Region announced the online distribution of two resource guides during the June 10 Tuba City Zoom Regional Networking Meeting.

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