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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

| May 26, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

(Graduation ceremonies were also held at Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Tuba City, Page and Williams high schools. View videos below)

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Mindfullness Spotlight: Mindfulness is being aware of our feelings!

| May 26, 2020
Mindfullness Spotlight: Mindfulness is being aware of our feelings!

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth promotes mindfulness as a resiliency tool. Personally, facilitating a mindfulness webinar and weekly Family Connection meetings brings me joy! I enjoy the opportunity to connect with the wider community in a personal way. It feels good to build collective resiliency and inner power.

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Connections Spotlight: Watch free webinar — Strengthening Families Protective Factors

| May 26, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Watch free webinar — Strengthening Families Protective Factors

CCC&Y has hosted this 1.5 hour webinar to ensure we look through a strength-based framework that is evidence-based, supports families and is prevention focused.  This is for the community, as well as, professionals.  Trainer: Claire Louge, Prevention Child Abuse Arizona

According to one participant: “I was so surprised that I could use the information in a lot of work that I do and not just with youth and families. It is truly amazing how it related to just every day life. It was great!!” “The reminders to look for strengths in everyone, even yourself.”

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2020 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| May 25, 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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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

| May 25, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 3 p.m.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

| May 19, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

As Coconino County and the state of Arizona ease out of the Coronavirus lockdown, many questions remain.

Are we heading for a second wave requiring families in hotspots to once again shelter at home? Will schools reopen this summer or fall? Are parents prepared to meet additional teach-at-home challenges? How have children survived the past few months — are they feeling depressed, isolated, traumatized, both physically and mentally?

So many questions. At the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, we have been busy trying to help families, partner organizations and members navigate this new virtual world. …

Now, more than ever, there is so much to do to help families in Coconino County, and with your help as a supporting member, we can continue to help the community and expand our efforts to meet the ever-changing times. Please visit here for membership options.

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Local Education Spotlight: CCC students receive CARES Act funds. See more local education news

| May 12, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: CCC students receive CARES Act funds. See more local education news

Coconino Community College has begun distributing money to qualified students from the federal CARES Act stimulus package.

About $550,000 is being awarded to qualifying students for the spring and summer semesters.

The current estimate is that 744 students qualify for the $600 CCC CARES Act Grant for the current spring semester because they were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The remaining $100,000 will be used for CCC CARES Act Grants for summer term students.

“This is an excellent opportunity for qualifying students at Coconino Community College to receive the assistance they desperately need during these challenging times,” said CCC President Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D. “Our Financial Aid Department is running the award process today to get those needed funds granted to our students.”

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — Do you check-in with you?

| May 12, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — Do you check-in with you?

We all spend a lot of our day engaged in work (or looking for work) while tending to daily tasks and making sure the needs of others are met. We make sure our house is clean(ish), plan meals, monitor routines, and meet our children’s social-emotional needs. We share our time and talent with the community. We make calls and check-in on family and friends. But, how often do we take time to check-in with ourselves? Is it part of your daily routine to check in on you?  

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Connections Spotlight: Watch WEBINAR- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency

| May 12, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Watch WEBINAR- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency

CCC&Y has created this hour-long webinar because the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals, but also, have tremendous costs for society.  There is so much that all of us can be doing to mitigate these outcomes.  There is no charge for this webinar, but we do ask that you consider sharing with others and complete the survey.

According to one participant: “Though I am familiar with the topic of ACES, each time I participate in training, I learn something new. Your model of ACES presented a light of hope with interventions that can occur at each level.” “It was a great training and I look forward to more in the future.” “I am recommending this training to several folks…” “Thank you for providing amazing webinars…” “Very good training.”

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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

| May 5, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

Flagstaff’s teachers – from preschool through college – are amazing. In every school in our community, educators continue to give their all to support student success.

Teacher appreciation activities won’t look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations can’t be bigger than ever!  Participate in a community-wide and statewide celebration of our teachers.

Click here for ideas to share your love…

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