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Time to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

| May 6, 2021
Time to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Arizona is extremely fortunate to be home to tens of thousands of smart, caring, dedicated education professionals. And while they have done everything to ensure their students are learning, the global pandemic has taken an incredible toll on the social emotional well-being of teachers, education leaders and school staff. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7 and while every day is a great time to thank a teacher, now is better than ever.

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2021 Coconino County Summer Camps

| April 30, 2021
2021 Coconino County Summer Camps

Flagstaff Unified School District — Register Now for Camp Iwannago 
Lowell Observatory moving forward with plans to resume elementary and middle school summer science camps for 2021 while closely following CDC guidelines
Museum of Northern Arizona monitoring COVID-19 situation while making plans for limited Summer Discovery Camps
Northern Arizona University’s Theatre producing an online story hour this summer for ages 5-14. These stories are posted about twice a week and feature a variety of topics
Also see Flagstaff Summer Camps Guide
For a statewide listing of 2021 Summer Camps, visit Raising Arizona Kids

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one•n•ten presents variety of online events for LGBTQ youth in May

| April 30, 2021
one•n•ten presents variety of online events for LGBTQ youth in May

one∙n∙ten has announced a variety of events for the month of May.

one∙n∙ten provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth to connect with others, engage in fun, empowering programs and get resources to be their best self.  We also offer a monthly Parents’ Group that is open to parents, teachers, counselors or other trusted adults to ask questions about one∙n∙ten programs and services and how to best support their LGBTQ youth.

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Family Involvement Center — Parents Wanted for free program that provides 24 college credits

| April 30, 2021
Family Involvement Center — Parents Wanted for free program that provides 24 college credits

The Family Involvement Center offers an opportunity for anyone who might be interested in becoming a peer parent support partner. Participants will get 24 college credits,  a monthly stipend,  a laptop and other supplies and help with job placement.  Applicants will need to complete a short application form. 

The deadline to apply is May 15. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCAS — Walk, Listen, & Learn with the Walking Classroom

| April 30, 2021
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCAS  — Walk, Listen, & Learn with the Walking Classroom

Our free training introduces you to The Walking Classroom program. After completing the video, you will be given instructions on how to obtain your certificate, so be sure to watch all the way through!

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Bilingual report — WIC increasing fruit, vegetable benefits for participating women and children

| April 30, 2021
Bilingual report — WIC increasing fruit, vegetable benefits for participating women and children

As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed by Congress, WIC is increasing the fruit and vegetable benefits to $35 per month for the benefit months of May, June, July and August 2021 for participating women and children.  

Click on flyers for more information in English and Spanish.

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ACHIEVE60AZ — We need to hear from you!

| April 30, 2021
ACHIEVE60AZ — We need to hear from you!

In early February, we announced that Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona were joining forces to create an enhanced organization. Our goal is to work together to significantly improve Arizona’s P-20 education system and demonstrate meaningful progress on the Arizona Education Progress Meter goals.

Over the past two months, we have been working with our Board, Community Leaders Advisory Council, the combined staff, and others to design our strategic plan. It is also important to us to hear from you to inform our work ahead.

We have created a brief survey to ask for your feedback on a set of key questions. We would greatly appreciate your help in completing the survey, which should take fewer than 15 minutes. Your feedback will be very helpful to inform our strategic plan.

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Bilingual report — WIC launches new Participant Portal

| April 30, 2021
Bilingual report — WIC launches new Participant Portal

WIC has launched a new Participant Portal — https://www.myazwic.com/ — that allows an applicant to register and contact the clinic directly or appear on the Participant Portal Submissions/Registration Report.

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Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation to present ‘Save Their Summer’

| April 30, 2021
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation to present ‘Save Their Summer’

In recognition that many of your child’s summer activities may still be postponed or cancelled, AFFCF is re-opening last year’s Save Their Summer award category from May 1 – July 31, 2021 ONLY. Requests made after July 31 will not be considered.

A ONE-TIME ONLY AWARD of up to $100 may be made for each eligible child in your home so that you can purchase items that will SAVE THEIR SUMMER! Slip and slide? Board games? Water table? Science experiment? Arts and crafts? You name it…we’ll consider funding it!

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Center for the Future of Arizona Statement on Statement on Governor Ducey Signing H.B. 2862 Into Law

| April 30, 2021
Center for the Future of Arizona Statement on Statement on Governor Ducey Signing H.B. 2862 Into Law

The Center for the Future of Arizona thanks Governor Ducey for signing H.B. 2862, legislation that supports Arizona schools in providing learner-centered education to better meet the needs of every student and family. 

The enactment of H.B. 2862 builds on CFA’s decade of work with policymakers, public schools, and communities to expand learner-centered education in order to create more excellent and equitable outcomes for all Arizona students. 

This legislation complements work already underway in Arizona to support schools that want to make the shift to learner-centered education, including the Arizona Personalized Learning Network that provides support and training to school districts and charter networks committed to personalizing learning for their students. 

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