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Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| August 11, 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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2020 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| August 11, 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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Education Spotlight — CCC’s TRIO program receives $1.3 million grant. See more local education news

| August 11, 2020
Education Spotlight — CCC’s TRIO program receives $1.3 million grant. See more local education news

The Coconino Community College TRIO Student Support Services program received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The grant, which will be distributed over a five-year period, is the third such grant CCC has received since 2010.

“This is a big deal because our priority is first-generation students, students with disabilities and low-income students,” said Jessica Laessig, TRIO project coordinator at CCC. “This grant is important to be able to help these students who need it the most on our campus.”

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Mindfulness Moment

| August 11, 2020
Mindfulness Moment

Today we invite you to eat mindfully.

Offer gratitude for the growers, delivery, and food service workers that made your meal possible.

Allow yourself the opportunity to focus on your meal.

Release all unrelated thoughts.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Invitation to the Community

| August 11, 2020
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Invitation to the Community

“We envision a holistic community where all children of Coconino County are increasingly free from trauma experience and all have equitable opportunities that build resiliency.” 

“Trauma, equitable and resiliency, those are words that excite me and I hope you will learn more about the Coalition, learn a little bit more about those words mean and what your role can be to support that countywide,” said Rene RedDay in the opening of a Vlog released this week by the organization. 

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Education Spotlight — FHS’s Emily Musta Receives Fulbright Award. See more local education news

| August 4, 2020
Education Spotlight — FHS’s Emily Musta Receives Fulbright Award. See more local education news

Emily Musta of Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Arizona has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research (Fulbright DA) Program to New Zealand, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Musta is one of approximately 22 U.S. citizens who will travel to 10 countries around the world in spring 2021 on the Fulbright DA Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership potential.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S government and was created to increase mutual understanding and build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.

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Connections Spotlight — Does the support stop when difficult conversations arise?

| August 4, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Does the support stop when difficult conversations arise?

Sadly, some non-profits are reporting lost funders or donors because they decided to address social justice and equity issues (or in some cases just comment) due to the current events transpiring in our nation.  Quite frankly, this has angered me and further exemplifies how ingrained inequity is in each facet of our society.  More than equity- it shows how voice, control and power work throughout systems and perpetuate problems year after year.  I am pleased to report that the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y) has not experienced this situation.  Through all of this, our membership has steadily increased and that is because of you.

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Education Spotlight — Flagstaff STEM City — Highlighting Indigenous Scientists: Aaron Yazzie. See more local education news

| July 28, 2020
Education Spotlight — Flagstaff STEM City — Highlighting Indigenous Scientists: Aaron Yazzie. See more local education news

This week’s featured Indigenous scientist is Aaron Yazzie. Aaron was born in Tuba City, Arizona, and was raised in Holbrook, Arizona, the seat of Navajo County.

Yazzie attended Stanford University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. In September of that year, he started working for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. There, he designs mechanical systems for robotic space research systems. He has contributed to the Mars Science Laboratory Rover missions, the Mars InSight Lander Mission, and the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, the latter of which is due to launch on July 30th, 2020. You can check out a 3D visualization of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover here.

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Connections Spotlight — Arizona’s Children Association continues successful FREE Zoom ‘Parenting Workshop! ’

| July 28, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Arizona’s Children Association continues successful FREE Zoom ‘Parenting Workshop! ’

he Arizona’s Children Association will present the “Parenting Workshop! — Early Childhood STEP” through Zoom.

Participants attend all 8 sessions

Saturdays, August 1 – September 19 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This 8-session series emphasizes positive parent-child relationships. Parents will learn to encourage cooperative behaviors by providing a consistent, loving

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Bilingual update — Flagstaff Unified School District to Start School Year with Remote Learning. See more local education news

| July 21, 2020
Bilingual update — Flagstaff Unified School District to Start School Year with Remote Learning. See more local education news

The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board approved a recommendation to have all students begin the 2020-2021 school year, on August 17, 2020, in Flexible Remote Learning and Distance Learning options only and delay the start of In-Person Learning at school sites at least through the first quarter (October 9, 2020).  The recommendation to move entirely to online remote learning was based on significant levels of spread and positive cases of COVID-19 in local communities and the state of Arizona, and the District’s commitment to the health and safety of students, FUSD staff, and vulnerable members of our communities.

“Making this decision now provides more certainty about the start of the school year, and enables staff to focus solely on preparing for high quality remote and distance learning,” said FUSD Superintendent Michael Penca. “We know this decision impacts our students, families, and community, and we appreciate their understanding and flexibility as we deal with the implications of this global pandemic.”

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