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First Things First — Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

| September 17, 2019
First Things First — Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

The 2019 First Things First Early Childhood Summit on Aug. 26-27 brought together 1,400 early childhood professionals and supporters with this year’s theme of advocating for young children’s healthy development and learning.

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RSVP now for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

| September 17, 2019
RSVP now for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

Ticket sales are off to a strong start for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on “Self-Healing Communities” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

Tickets are $30 to $45. Click here to register.

“We already have ticket purchases coming in so please make sure to get you and your team signed up,” said Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. “Remember, this is about systematic and culture change — everyone is needed in this movement.”

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Space still available for vendors to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28

| September 17, 2019
Space still available for vendors to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28

In celebration of young children and to support Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, we thank you for participating in CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair in Flagstaff. 

Because of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, there continues to be no charge to table at this event.  More exciting, this year we will continue to be in the Flagstaff Festival of Science passport, in addition to other advertising, so we expect this to be a great event for all vendors.

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2019 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

| September 17, 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 Williams regional events

| September 16, 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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Connections Spotlight: Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29) kicks off with overflow space for Live-Streaming of Apollo Astronaut Talk on Sept. 20

| September 16, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29) kicks off with overflow space for Live-Streaming of Apollo Astronaut Talk on Sept. 20

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport. Free tickets also available for NAU’s Kitt Recital Hall

FLAGSTAFF — As the Flagstaff Festival of Science prepares to go To the Moon and Beyond during its 30th anniversary season, the W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation featuring Apollo 16 astronaut General Charlie Duke at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, is sold out for seating in Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium. In an effort to make Duke’s talk as accessible as possible, the Festival is live-streaming the keynote for the first time ever on YouTube and creating overflow space in NAU’s nearby Kitt Recital Hall, where the presentation can be viewed on two screens.

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CCC&Y to hold next monthly board meeting on Sept. 16

| September 10, 2019
CCC&Y to hold next monthly board meeting on Sept. 16

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

Erica Quintana from the Morrison Institute for Public Policy is scheduled to present on the “Strong Families Thriving Children,”  background report. CCC&Y contributed to the report.

The founders of Speak Up Stand Up Save a Life are also scheduled to present on their 2020 Youth Conference.

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Connections Spotlight: Families come out for fun, games and learning at FACTS ‘Lights On’ Festival

| September 9, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Families come out for fun, games and learning at FACTS ‘Lights On’ Festival

From ping pong toss games followed by exercise for children, to a rock climbing wall, line dancing and a trip around the park via a Kiddie Caboose, hundreds of families came to Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff to enjoy a variety of activities at the annual FACTS “Lights On” Festival held on Sept. 7, 2019.

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Expect More Arizona — Northern Arizona University’s Civic Service Institute has engaged AmeriCorps members in the Arizona Ready for College and Career (ARCC) program

| September 3, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Northern Arizona University’s Civic Service Institute has engaged AmeriCorps members in the Arizona Ready for College and Career (ARCC) program

This program pairs NAU AmeriCorps volunteers with students across Arizona to help with post-high school planning and career exploration. They provide FAFSA workshops, meet 1-on-1 with students, and help with scholarship and college applications. Many pursue traditional college, while others will continue on to technical/trade schools or certification programs.

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Statewide Professional Development Calendar

| September 3, 2019
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Statewide Professional Development Calendar

Looking for professional development opportunities? AzCAN’s statewide professional development has new webinars and conferences listed on topics like career planning, advocacy and supporting special populations for you to register with from education partners in Arizona and nationally. Check out the statewide PD calendar.

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