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Arizona Education & Training Voucher Program (AZ EVTA) provides scholarships for current and former foster youth for school-related expenses

| January 11, 2022
Arizona Education & Training Voucher Program (AZ EVTA) provides scholarships for current and former foster youth for school-related expenses

Arizona ETV provides up to $5,000 per academic year to current and former foster youth for school-related expenses. Participating students work with a Student Advisor and receive campus-based coaching and financial assistance.

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Education Forward Arizona — Our Response to Governor Ducey’s State of the State

| January 11, 2022
Education Forward Arizona — Our Response to Governor Ducey’s State of the State

(On Jan. 10), the Governor delivered his 8th and final State of the State address where he laid out his vision for Arizona for the year ahead. His top priorities were focused on water, the economy, education, public and border safety.
 
We had hoped to hear a greater sense of urgency and focus on supporting our students and educators. If we truly want Arizona to be unstoppable, our priority should be increasing education attainment across the entire P-20 continuum. Increasing our attainment rate to the national average would generate more than $7B for Arizona’s economy. To do that, we must act with urgency now to support our students and educators P-20.

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Haven Walker Music Scholarship Fund announces five new awards of $1,000 each

| January 11, 2022
Haven Walker Music Scholarship Fund announces five new awards of $1,000 each

The Haven Walker Music Scholarship Fund has announced five new awards of $1,000 each for music students with financial hardships. The awards are available for local high school musicians to fund their musical studies.

Applications accepted between Jan. 15 and Jan. 26. Award applications can be found at www.flagstaffmusicalfestival.com

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Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) to present Black History Month Essay and Art Contest for all students

| January 11, 2022
Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) to present Black History Month Essay and Art Contest for all students

The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) to present Black History Month Essay and Art Contest for all students.

Essay:

The 2022 Black History Month theme is “Black Health and Wellness.” Please pick a Black Healthcare Hero/Heroine and share why you admire them. Be sure to tell us who they are, what they are known for, and why you think they are a healthcare hero/heroine!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Full STEAM Ahead at Topock Elementary School District

| January 11, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Full STEAM Ahead at Topock Elementary School District

Nominate a Young Leader for the 18 Under 18 Awards

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Who are the rising stars in your community that we should know about?

STEM Sports Equips Students for STEM Careers with Athletics

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y members to receive discount for Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training on March 1, 2

| January 11, 2022
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y members to receive discount for Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training on March 1, 2

Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1 (MST) and 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 (MST).

Members of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will receive 20 percent off both trainings. For members to receive the promo code, contact CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie at virginia@coconinokids.org

Discounts are also available for those CCC&Y members who have not taken Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 1, that focuses on intergenerational trauma and the impact of Epigenetics, cultural dispossession, segregation & displacement of BIPOC.

The sessions are presented by Iya Affo, a Culturalist and Historical Trauma Specialist.

LEVEL 2 will cover the following:

Neurological implications of Historical Trauma and how to align neurobiology with desired behavioral outcomes.
Indigenous Attachment Theory
Understanding the injurious relationship between the Western model of pathogenesis and the pervasive system of White Supremacy and its effect on BIPOC communities.
How long-standing White Supremacy ideology like “Divide & Conquer” strategies continue to impact BIPOC communities and mental health.
Fossil fuel capitalism as an extension of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade & Native American Genocide.
Climate change as a catalyst for violence and prolonged suffering in BIPOC communities all over the world.
Reconnection to self, a commitment to creating an environment of belonging and how we simultaneously heal BIPOC communities and Mother Earth.

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Education Spotlight — Page High student is Flinn Scholarship finalist. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 11, 2022
Education Spotlight — Page High student is Flinn Scholarship finalist. See more local, state and national education news here

Page High School senior Kaya Dickson learned in December that she was one of 39 finalists for the Flinn Scholarship.

Dickson was one of nearly 1,100 Arizona students who applied for the prestigious scholarship last autumn. The Flinn Foundation will award 20 scholarships this year. The Flinn Scholarship, which includes funding for tuition, housing, meals and study abroad, is valued at more than $120,000.

In March, Dickson – along with the other 38 candidates – will meet with a five-person interview committee. The extensive interview process will take place over two days. The Flinn Foundation will announce the 20 scholarship recipients in April. 

“All of the 39 Flinn finalists are very deserving of the Flinn Scholarship. We are impressed with this diverse group of extremely bright and talented students who are working to better their schools, local communities, and the state of Arizona,” said Anne Lassen, Flinn Foundation vice president of scholarship and education initiatives. “A difficult choice lies ahead for our selection committee.”

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Jan. 12, 2022

| January 11, 2022
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Jan. 12, 2022

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, CCC&Y

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Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library — Happening at Your Library Happening at Your Library 1/10/22

| January 10, 2022
Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library — Happening at Your Library Happening at Your Library 1/10/22

Come connect with your community

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Through June 30, 2022 — Child Care Resource & Referral presenting CCR&R Family Child Care Information Sessions in English/en español

| January 10, 2022
Through June 30, 2022 — Child Care Resource & Referral presenting CCR&R Family Child Care Information Sessions in English/en español

Child Care Resource & Referral is presenting CCR&R Family Child Care Information Sessions in English/en español from 6 to 8 p.m. through June 30, 2022 via Zoom.

Join us to learn more about the benefits and requirements to our own and run your own home-based child care business. When you list with CCR&R you become part of a statewide network of other family care providers.

We will also cover topics such as background checks, health and safety requirements, quality child care, annual requirements and the family child care home network.

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