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2020 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

| February 25, 2020
2020 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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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Conducts Groundbreaking Assessment, more news

| February 25, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Conducts Groundbreaking Assessment, more news

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has completed and released a Needs Assessment that connects much research around Adverse Childhood Experiences and protective factors to help guide a map of community healing.  It also contains much of the data around needs in Coconino County, specifically regarding substance abuse. 

Please feel free to use for your data needs, grants and speaking points for community understanding. We are using this to guide our prevention work.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — Chris Luginbuhl. See more local education news here

| February 25, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — Chris Luginbuhl. See more local education news here

Chris Luginbuhl is a local, national and international treasure. No single person has contributed more to Flagstaff’s well-earned reputation as THE WORLD’S FIRST International Dark Sky City.

Luginbuhl was named a finalist in the 2020 Viola Awards in the Excellence in Education category

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Action & Outreach Spotlight: CCC&Y approves legislative priorities. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 25, 2020
Action & Outreach Spotlight: CCC&Y approves legislative priorities. See more Arizona legislative education news here

The Board of Directors of CCC&Y approved the following document from our Action & Outreach committee on Feb. 24. 

We have signed in our positions to the State system.  If any of the items are in-line with your personal recommendations- we would encourage you to get involved through the Request to Speak system.

You can sign-in your positions on bills that we identified and many, many more. 

Please read our positions HERE…

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Registration now open for the 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference: “Finding My Strength; Hope In Connection”

| February 19, 2020
Registration now open for the 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference: “Finding My Strength; Hope In Connection”

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will present the 2020 Annual Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Finding My Strength; Hope In Connection” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

| February 18, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

Shayne Smith is currently the Director of Theater Arts and Bands at Flagstaff HighSchool. Shayne graduated with his Bachelor’s of Music from Ashland University in 2016 where he studied K-12 Music Education. He moved to Flagstaff in 2016 to begin teaching at Flagstaff High School in the Fall. As a Performing Arts Educator, Shayne strives to provide a safe space for his students to express their trust thought, feelings, and selves through several art mediums in an accepting, encouraging, and loving learning environment.

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Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 18, 2020
Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

1,850 signs, one for each Arizona public school classroom without a certified teacher, greeted teachers and education advocates who came to Wesley Bolin Plaza at the state capitol to kick off Invest in Ed. A ballot initiative, supporters say will raise $940 million a year for K-12 classrooms.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Feb. 24

| February 18, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Feb. 24

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

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#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 11, 2020
#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 10, people shared what brought them there – concerns about services and support for low-income students, how ACES – adverse childhood experiences – impact students and the Project Rocket pilot expansion to help students in low performing schools.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed 13 bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

| February 10, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

Melinda McKinney is highly involved with STEM initiatives in Flagstaff. As an instructor of Biology, Physics and Mathematics at Coconino Community College she inspires students through her courses and lectures. Outside of the classroom she organizes camps, workshops, and activities that promote science and enhance public knowledge on a variety of topics. Melinda is on the board of the Flagstaff Festival of Science as a primary organizer for Coconino Community College’s involvement in workshops.

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