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Local Education Spotlight — Graduate Esther Cadman: After overcoming abuse, Navajo student find her way back to earn her Ph.D. See more local education news here

| November 17, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Graduate Esther Cadman: After overcoming abuse, Navajo student find her way back to earn her Ph.D. See more local education news here

When she was in fourth grade, Esther Cadman’s teacher asked her a question that changed her life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a simple question every elementary school student has been asked, but for Cadman, this question opened the door to future possibilities, which was an idea she never had before: that she could be whatever she wanted. For that 10-year-old in Albuquerque, New Mexico, living in a home with alcoholism and domestic violence, that meant earning a doctorate.

Spoiler: She defended her dissertation a few weeks ago and on Nov. 22, she will graduate, being the first in her family to earn a Ph.D.

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Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

| November 17, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

COCONINO COUNTY — The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Mondays.

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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Youth Spotlight — The Killip Journalism Club is back with another edition of Cougar News

| November 17, 2020
Youth Spotlight — The Killip Journalism Club is back with another edition of Cougar News

W.F. Killip Elementary School Journalism Club is back online. Tune in today to find out about news, sports and weather and other news.

” I love getting my news from such talented young reporters,” said Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. “This is such a wonderful broadcast. Further, I think this is great for teachers, parents and others trying to figure out how to engage meaningfully with students during distance learning- terrific example for us all Killip Elementary!”

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Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| November 16, 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

| November 16, 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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Local Education Spotlight — Tuba City School District seeking Governing Board Applicants for Appointment. See more local education news here

| November 10, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Tuba City School District seeking Governing Board Applicants for Appointment. See more local education news here

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis is seeking applicants for appointment to the Tuba City School District Governing Board.

One seat will be vacant. This position will be filled prior to December 24, 2020 so the appointee can start their duty on January 1, 2021 as a new board member.

Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.  Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

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Join CCC&Y’s weekly bilingual Family Connection for families via Zoom now on Mondays

| November 3, 2020
Join CCC&Y’s weekly bilingual Family Connection for families via Zoom now on Mondays

“I do it myself”

This common toddler phrase often makes adults sigh. We want to honor our child’s autonomy, but we also realize some things are more manageable with a little help. The same is true in adulthood. As a family, we autonomously choose our traditions, routines, and meals. However, raising children and managing family life is complex. Although some family challenges may be unique, many families share common challenges. And, it is certain…we all deserve support!  …

To support families in making new connections, CCCY partners with Building Community to host a virtual, bilingual Family Connection for families via Zoom.

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CCC&Y — Keeping the Halloween tradition alive during a time of Covid

| November 3, 2020
CCC&Y — Keeping the Halloween tradition alive during a time of Covid

… Like other holidays this year, Halloween also underwent a transformation this past weekend with more more safe-at-home pumpkin carving and other activities, virtual online parties and other options. But for some children and their parents, how can you really replace the magic  and mystery of the season without the traditional trick-or-treat.

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Local Education Spotlight — Spring 2021 Priority Registration at Coconino Community College opens Nov. 2. See more local education news here

| October 27, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Spring 2021 Priority Registration at Coconino Community College opens Nov. 2. See more local education news here

Attention CCC students – It’s time to GEAR UP for the 2021 spring semester at Coconino Community College.
One week of Priority Registration is reserved for CCC continuing students beginning Monday, November 2, 2020.

Open registration for the general public begins Monday, November 9, 2020.
Spring instruction begins Monday, January 11, 2021.

Spring courses are planned to be offered via the following instructional methods*
In-person classes – limited availability
Zoom classes via video conferencing
Online web classes – 100% online courses, no set meeting times
Hybrid classes – combination of Zoom/online, and in-person/online

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Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

| October 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

It’s hard for some Arizonans to imagine. But there are communities all over the state where families can’t get internet, or even reliable phone service. Most of us can’t picture going through life without that, but for many, it’s a daily reality. Driving to the top of a hill to get cell service; hour-long bus rides to get to school; roads that are virtually unpassable in the winter. And for those on tribal communities the challenges might be even more basic – many households lack running water or electricity, or both.

As you cast your ballot this year, keep them in mind. These are some of our most vulnerable populations and they need the support and resources that both government and nonprofit groups provide.

Whatever your concerns are, they can be reflected in your vote. For rural communities in Arizona, there are resources and support, but at times, the resources available aren’t always reflective of the community’s immediate needs. During the pandemic, as teachers often do, many teachers continue to use their personal devices and other self-purchased tools to make it through this year.

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