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Flagstaff Family Food Center providing Summer Reading Enrichment Program

| June 4, 2020
Flagstaff Family Food Center providing Summer Reading Enrichment Program

The Flagstaff Family Food Center is providing a Summer Reading Enrichment Program from noon through 1:30 p.m. through July 3 at the Flagstaff Family Food Center Kitchen, 1903 N. 2nd St.

Children can pick up a Reading bag daily, which will include a book, snack bag, sweet treats, daily activity materials, ingredients for a healthy snack activity, library resources, a virtual experience list, and a mindfulness activity. Children will receive 1 raffle ticket per day of attendance to win a new bike! *No contact distribution

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Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| June 4, 2020
Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

A variety of resource guides are available for cities throughout Coconino County to help families reach the resources they need during the Covid-19 emergency.

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First Things First — Navigating the new normal

| June 2, 2020
First Things First — Navigating the new normal

Parents and Experts on Helping Kids Through the Pandemic
A new 20-minute video from Noggin features questions from parents and advice and encouragement from early childhood experts to help you and your family deal with the stress of these challenging times.

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Children’s Action Alliance Opinion — Racism Has No Place in a Child’s Life

| June 2, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance Opinion — Racism Has No Place in a Child’s Life

  Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) was formed over thirty years ago with a vision of an Arizona in which all children grow up healthy and safe and ready to succeed. As we reflect on the events of the past few days, we realize we are a far cry from that world. We mourn the tragic […]

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AzCAN — Keeping a Financial Aid Focus in AZ

| June 2, 2020
AzCAN — Keeping a Financial Aid Focus in AZ

Summer is upon us, and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) rates across Arizona – and other parts of the country – continue to decline.  With all the bread baking, TikToking, and puzzling happening right now, it’s critical that FAFSAing gets added to the list of quarantine activities. 

According to the Arizona FAFSA Tracker, on March 13, Arizona’s class of 2020 had a 3.2% increase in FAFSA completion numbers over the class of 2019. Arizona was making gains, in large part due to the concentrated efforts at the school, local and state level.

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STEM Saturdays — Project-Based STEAM Learning at Home

| June 2, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Project-Based STEAM Learning at Home

Shared from National AfterSchool Association

In an effort to help you serve youth throughout this crisis, the Salvadori Center in New York City has developed a series of FREE project-based STEAM lessons. Every week throughout the crisis, they will share:
Lesson plans with teacher guides 
Student instructions and worksheets 
Lists of common materials often found at home to complete projects 
And a design challenge to apply new concepts 

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Bilingual update — Conversations with Arizona Families about the Impact of Distance Learning on Students with Disabilities and other Vulnerable Populations to be held June 4, 25; July 2

| June 2, 2020
Bilingual update — Conversations with Arizona Families about the Impact of Distance Learning on Students with Disabilities and other Vulnerable Populations to be held June 4, 25; July 2

Online Conversations with Arizona Families about the Impact of Distance Learning on Students with Disabilities and other Vulnerable Populations to be held June 4, 25; July 2.

Join us for this 3-part series to share your experiences with remote learning during school closures, ask questions about what comes next, and hear from Arizona education advocates and experts.

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AdviseAZ Seeking Site Partners!

| June 2, 2020
AdviseAZ Seeking Site Partners!

Now more than ever, Arizona students need help with college access. That is why AzCAN and Earn to Learn partnered to create AdviseAZ and are seeking proposals from potential host-sites for the 2020-2021 year.

AdviseAZ will place 85 AmeriCorps members to serve near-peer college advisers to help high school students navigate the college exploration process, prepare for college admissions tests, apply to colleges, complete the FAFSA and enroll in a postsecondary institution. 

AzCAN and Earn to Learn are seeking high schools and community based organizations to serve as host sites. To learn more about hosting and applying for an AdviseAZ AmeriCorps Member at your high school or community organization, please visit the AdviseAZ website and view the AdviseAZ Partner Application.

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United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund Assists Essential Workers with Child Care

| June 2, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund Assists Essential Workers with Child Care

Throughout this crisis, we have celebrated essential workers – those brave souls who have faced the threat of coronavirus on an almost daily basis so that everyone else could safely stay at home practicing social distancing to stem the pandemic.

But what happens to essential workers with small children? Who is there to take care of their sons or daughters while they were busy taking care of the rest of us.

Due to COVID-19, more than 80 percent of licensed child care centers in Flagstaff were forced to close. Those that remained open had to operate far below capacity, collecting less revenue while simultaneously facing greater operational expenses.

That is why the United Way of Northern Arizona recently provided grants through its COVID-19 Fund to both the Flagstaff Family YMCA and the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC).

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2020 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| June 2, 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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