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Connections Spotlight: First Things First — Ensuring a complete count of Arizona’s youngest children in the 2020 census

| July 15, 2019
Connections Spotlight: First Things First — Ensuring a complete count of Arizona’s youngest children in the 2020 census

An estimated 5% of kids under age 5 were missed in the 2010 census. That’s about 1 million young children, the highest of any single age group. The U.S. Census is asking early childhood supporters to help close that gap in 2020.

Here are a few things you can do to help ensure more young kids are counted: Explain that filling out the census yourself only takes about 10 minutes. And emphasize that parents should include babies on census forms, even if they are still in the hospital on April 1.

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Save the Date: Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29

| July 15, 2019
Save the Date: Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29

Kevin Campbell, an internationally known youth permanency expert and founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness, will return to Flagstaff for the presentation “Self-Healing Communities- a wide-scale prevention strategy for Coconino County,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Conference Group Registration Special

| July 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Conference Group Registration Special

Register your group of 10 or more and get these additional special perks:
* $95 per person when registering groups of 10 or more
* Priority Seating at the Conference general sessions and lunch
* VIP Check in Table at the Conference
* Entry into Special Group Registration Give A Way

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First Things First update for July 15 — Summit 2019: Early registration ends July 21

| July 15, 2019
First Things First update for July 15 — Summit 2019: Early registration ends July 21

Early registration for the Summit closes Sunday, July 21.

Register now at a reduced rate for two days of keynote and featured speakers, 80+ breakout sessions on a wide range of early childhood topics, and the opportunity to meet, learn and share strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for July 13 — Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today!

| July 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for July 13 — Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today!

Join students and educators across the country by partnering with Girls Who Code to bring computer science opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school girls in your community! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE afterschool programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — What We’re Reading

| July 15, 2019
LAUNCH Flagstaff — What We’re Reading

Here’s a sample of what some of the partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff are currently reading.  I hope you’ll find this information useful too.

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2019 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

| July 15, 2019
2019 Health and Welfare Resource 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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2019 Summer Camps in Region. Also get Summer Meals for Youth Information Here

| July 15, 2019
2019 Summer Camps in Region. Also get Summer Meals for Youth Information Here

With the end of the school year and summer rapidly approaching, time is running short for parents to search for information on summer camps and other educational programs for their children. The following is our latest listing of summer camps in the region. Also receive information on Summertime Meals for Youth in Coconino County

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2019 Williams regional events

| July 15, 2019
2019 Williams regional events

From Folklorico dance instruction to Kids Craft and a Steam train to the Grand Canyon, a variety of events in Williams are scheduled in March and the rest of 2019.

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NACA to sponsor Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training workshops on Aug. 9, 10

| July 8, 2019
NACA to sponsor Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training workshops on Aug. 9, 10

Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. (NACA) is sponsoring the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training workshop on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 in Flagstaff and a Community forum for Survivors of Suicide Loss  the following Saturday, Aug. 10 in Flagstaff.  

The workshops are FREE, but reservations are required due to limited seating.

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