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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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NAU Dental Hygiene Program partners with First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council on ‘A Mom’s Guide to Oral Health’ video

| January 11, 2022
NAU Dental Hygiene Program partners with First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council on ‘A Mom’s Guide to Oral Health’ video

The NAU Dental Hygiene Program has partnered with First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council on “A Mom’s Guide to Oral Health” video.

We are excited to share The Importance of Baby Teeth, an educational video created by a NAU graduate, Ms. Laura Montini.  This video was planned and created specifically for parents in the First Things First Navajo and Apache Region but can be used in other settings. 

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Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) announces release of revised ‘Transition Guide for Families: What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday’

| January 11, 2022
Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) announces release of revised ‘Transition Guide for Families: What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday’

The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) has announced the release of revised ‘Transition Guide for Families: What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday.”

The guide:

Provides information to help families through transition from AzEIP and understand next steps. 
Provides an overview of the transition process, including timelines.

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Stronger as One to present a Free one-hour Mental Health First Aid Training

| January 11, 2022
Stronger as One to present a Free one-hour Mental Health First Aid Training

Stronger as One will present a Free one-hour Mental Health First AID Training, an 8-hour course that teaches individuals how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training provides the skills needed to provide initial help and support to someone until appropriate professional help or other assistance can be engaged.

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Education Forward Arizona — Updated AZ Education Progress Meter Data Show P-20 Pandemic Impact

| January 11, 2022
Education Forward Arizona — Updated AZ Education Progress Meter Data Show P-20 Pandemic Impact

(Jan. 6) Education Forward Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona released updates to five of the eight indicators in the Arizona Education Progress Meter , the state’s widely accepted framework for P-20 education. 

The data show that the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant effects on every part of the education continuum, from early education to K-12 and postsecondary education.

Notably, new data show a decline in access to quality early learning for Arizona 3- and 4-year-olds from 19% last year to 17% this year, contributing to a three-year downward trend from a high of 24%.  The decrease is largely a result of the pandemic when many providers closed or limited capacity and the loss of the federal Preschool Development Grant. Early learning opportunities, such as PreK, are important because they give children the opportunity to build their cognitive, social and emotional skills so they are ready to learn in kindergarten and able to read at grade level by the end of third grade.

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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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