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April 17; May 8; June 3 — The Guidance Center to present Mental Health First Aid Youth

| April 1, 2019
April 17; May 8; June 3 — The Guidance Center to present Mental Health First Aid Youth

The Guidance Center will present Mental Health First Aid Youth sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17; May 8; June 3 at 2695 E. Industrial Drive, Flagstaff.Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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April 25 — Northland Hospice to present ‘Mysteries Beyond Life – Beliefs Near Death’

| April 1, 2019
April 25 — Northland Hospice to present ‘Mysteries Beyond Life – Beliefs Near Death’

Mysteries Beyond Life – Beliefs Near Death – Part Three will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. Fourth St.We are a community rich with diverse cultural and spiritual beliefs. Join us for an opportunity to learn from spiritual leaders about various spiritual beliefs and traditions as they relate to end of life.

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College and Career Readiness Day April 2 – No school for CHS and FHS Seniors. See more local education news here

| March 26, 2019
College and Career Readiness Day April 2 – No school for CHS and FHS Seniors. See more local education news here

Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School have designated Tuesday, April 2nd as College and Career Readiness Day for students in grades 9, 10, and 11.  Each school will be administering the Aspire exam to freshman, the Pre-ACT to sophomores, and the ACT to juniors.  These exams give students a predictable measure of their academic strengths and weaknesses whether they intend to go to college or enter the work place after high school.

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Study: Poverty, Location Factors In Arizona Student Literacy. See more state education news here

| March 26, 2019
Study: Poverty, Location Factors In Arizona Student Literacy. See more state education news here

A study of literacy programs for Arizona third-graders found that children who live in poverty or attend rural schools are at a disadvantage in learning to read. The report evaluated how effective reading instruction programs were for third-grade students based on a number of key metrics derived from AzMERIT, Arizona’s statewide learning assessment test. Study author Robert Vagi is a researcher at the University of Minnesota; he said economic and geographic factors play a significant role in a student’s ability to achieve age-appropriate literacy.

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US schools are failing to protect kids from lead in drinking water, report finds. See more national education news here

| March 26, 2019
US schools are failing to protect kids from lead in drinking water, report finds. See more national education news here

U.S. schools are not doing enough to protect students from drinking water contaminated with lead, according to a new report out from the Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. The report found “a pattern of widespread contamination of drinking water” at schools nationwide.

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Children’s Action Alliance releases 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book

| March 25, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance releases 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to bring you the 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book, one of the most comprehensive resources on conditions for children in our state— looking at trends in poverty, health and education for kids and families in each Arizona county. 

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Americorps VISTA position available at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Flagstaff

| March 25, 2019
Americorps VISTA position available at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Flagstaff

An Americorps VISTA position is available at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Flagstaff. Have a passion for serving the community? Want to make a direct impact in the lives of food insecure children in Northern Arizona? St. Mary’s Food Bank is seeking a full time Americorps VISTA for a one-year placement based out of Flagstaff, Arizona!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is hiring for two positions

| March 25, 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is hiring for two positions

ig Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is hiring a Step Up Mentoring Program Coordinator – Boys Group. The organization is also hiring a Community Based Mentoring Program Coordinator.

Step Up Mentoring connects local teens involved with Coconino County Juvenile Court to positive resources in their community with the help of appropriate adult mentors.

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Coconino County hiring for part-time CASA — Juvenile Court position

| March 25, 2019
Coconino County hiring for part-time CASA — Juvenile Court position

Coconino County is hiring Administrative Specialist I – CASA (Part-time, 21 hours/week)- Juvenile Court (0319).The position, Job Number 0802429, will close at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019.

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Save the Date: 2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference set for June 27-28 in Flagstaff

| March 25, 2019
Save the Date: 2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference set for June 27-28 in Flagstaff

The 2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, 2019 at the High Country Conference Center, NAU Campus, Flagstaff.

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