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First Things First — All About Play

| November 5, 2019
First Things First — All About Play

When young children are playing, they’re learning

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers explore, discover, interact and learn through play. It’s fun, and play supports all aspects of your child’s healthy development.
 
Click through for a collection of videos and articles about the importance of play and easy ways to play with your little one that build their brain and nurture their healthy development and learning.

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STEM Saturdays — Track butterfly migration this fall

| November 5, 2019
STEM Saturdays — Track butterfly migration this fall

Journey North is one of North America’s premiere citizen science programs for people of all ages. Reported animal sightings are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent.

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Action & Outreach Spotlight: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

| November 4, 2019
Action & Outreach Spotlight: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Johann Hari’s TED TALK, “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” was among information referred to CCC&Y by Kevin Campbell in response to our request for support furthering our prevention/ trauma-informed work. This 14 minute video helps set the stage to think about substance abuse prevention differently, especially around, justice issues and the impacts of thriving environments and having connections.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Award of Excellence Winners!

| October 29, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Award of Excellence Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners!
Winners were announced at the 
School’s Out, Make It Count Conference on October 19th

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AzCAN October News

| October 29, 2019
AzCAN October News

The Rural College Access and Success Summit brings together teachers, principals, superintendents, college access and higher education professionals, non-profit leaders and many others to share ideas and strategies for ensuring that rural youth have the opportunity to successfully transition from high school to college and to career. During the Summit, college access and success programs that serve rural America will share best practices and highlight the unique challenges of increasing opportunity in rural America. Registration and the Call for Proposals is now open. 

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Flagstaff Foster, Kinship & Adopt Support Group to meet Nov. 10

| October 29, 2019
Flagstaff Foster, Kinship & Adopt Support Group to meet Nov. 10

The Flagstaff Foster, Kinship & Adopt Support Group will meet from 2 to4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Christ Church of Flagstaff, 3475 Soliere Ave, Flagstaff.

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Applications for ‘Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards’ due by Nov. 15

| October 29, 2019
Applications for ‘Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards’ due by Nov. 15

Applications are now open for “Live Your Dream Awards,” which offers three levels of cash awards. The application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 – November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents successful ‘Self-Healing Communities’ event

| October 28, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents successful ‘Self-Healing Communities’ event

More than 300 people filled the High Country Conference Center to hear Kevin Campbell’s presentation on “Self-Healing Communities” on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff. The event was also streamed live to audience members at Encompass Behavioral Health Services in Page.

This day was about acknowledgment and cultural shift in healing, said Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

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First Things First — Early intervention services, celebrating Native American Heritage Month and helping families in their homes

| October 22, 2019
First Things First — Early intervention services, celebrating Native American Heritage Month and helping families in their homes

This year, the importance of teaching native languages to young children is being highlighted during November’s Native American Heritage Month. FTF supports the preservation of native languages through a variety of ways.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

| October 22, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

As we announced last month, United Way of Northern Arizona is focusing our Flagstaff efforts so we can Step Up and invest in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth . This shift is a re-commitment to those programs and partnerships that assist children from birth through age 18.

Programs like the mentoring provided at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Flagstaff, which is changing the lives of teens who have had brushes with the law, like Brian.

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