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Arizona Town Hall — Creating Vibrant Communities and more…

| May 26, 2020
Arizona Town Hall — Creating Vibrant Communities and more…

The 2020 Arizona Town Hall topic “Creating Vibrant Communities” encompasses key factors for communities to survive and thrive in a world impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

| May 26, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

(Graduation ceremonies were also held at Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Tuba City, Page and Williams high schools. View videos below)

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The CDC has released guidance for schools, but where does Arizona’s plan to reopen stand? See more state education news here

| May 26, 2020
The CDC has released guidance for schools, but where does Arizona’s plan to reopen stand? See more state education news here

While schools are wrapping up an unprecedented year, eyes are already moving to what the 2020-2021 school year could look like.

Gov. Doug Ducey said this week he wants to see schools back come the fall.

“It is responsible and prudent to plan ahead for schools,” Ducey said.

The CDC released brand new recommendations for schools this week. Among the guidance, the CDC says desks should be placed six feet apart, cloth face coverings should be worn by staff and students, and supplies shouldn’t be shared.

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Facing an uncertain summer, Teach for America and other prep programs will train teachers online. See more national education news here

| May 26, 2020
Facing an uncertain summer, Teach for America and other prep programs will train teachers online. See more national education news here

Teach for America is known for its summer training “institute” — a crash course in teaching for thousands of incoming educators, often with mornings spent teaching summer school students and nights spent planning lessons in local college dorms.

But when the coronavirus pandemic arrived in March, TFA leaders knew the organization’s training for some 3,000 new corps members would need an overhaul.

This summer, “institute” is going virtual. For four and a half weeks, the incoming teachers will get about four hours a day of live training by video, then spend another four hours learning on their own. Only then will they decamp to the communities where they’ll work, and what happens next — traditional or virtual summer school, small group instruction, or practice classes made up of adults — will depend on the location and the spread of the virus.

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Mindfullness Spotlight: Mindfulness is being aware of our feelings!

| May 26, 2020
Mindfullness Spotlight: Mindfulness is being aware of our feelings!

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth promotes mindfulness as a resiliency tool. Personally, facilitating a mindfulness webinar and weekly Family Connection meetings brings me joy! I enjoy the opportunity to connect with the wider community in a personal way. It feels good to build collective resiliency and inner power.

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Connections Spotlight: Watch free webinar — Strengthening Families Protective Factors

| May 26, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Watch free webinar — Strengthening Families Protective Factors

CCC&Y has hosted this 1.5 hour webinar to ensure we look through a strength-based framework that is evidence-based, supports families and is prevention focused.  This is for the community, as well as, professionals.  Trainer: Claire Louge, Prevention Child Abuse Arizona

According to one participant: “I was so surprised that I could use the information in a lot of work that I do and not just with youth and families. It is truly amazing how it related to just every day life. It was great!!” “The reminders to look for strengths in everyone, even yourself.”

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2020 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| May 25, 2020
2020 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

A variety of  health and welfare resource networking meetings are held each month in Coconino County. The meetings are presented in local restaurants, libraries, health care agencies and other locations where health professionals and representatives from a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations share information on upcoming programs and events that benefit the health and welfare of children, youth, parents and seniors throughout the region.

The following is a listing of some of those meetings. Please send any updates to frank@coconinokids.org

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

| May 25, 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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2020 Flagstaff Regional Events

| May 25, 2020
2020 Flagstaff Regional Events

(EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS REGARDING POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION OF EVENTS DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION)

From activities from toddlers through teens at the Downtown and East Flagstaff Public Library, to family-friend Spring and Summer events, the Flagstaff region has it all. Please click on flyers below for the latest information.

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2020 Fredonia Regional Events

| May 25, 2020
2020 Fredonia Regional Events

(EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS REGARDING POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION OF EVENTS DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION)

The following is a compilation of upcoming events in the Fredonia region. To share your upcoming events, please attend the next Fredonia Community Resource Meeting. Future meetings are tentatively scheduled for 1:30 pm. Thursday, March 12. Contact Gwen.Lasslo@ENCOMPASS-AZ.ORG to be placed on the invitation list, to learn how to participate in future meetings using Zoom remote video chat and for future locations. Click here for free sign up, download of Zoom prior to future meetings.

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