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Connections Spotlight — Let’s Hear from Youth!

| October 26, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Let’s Hear from Youth!

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (www.coconinokids.org) is working hard to better understand root causes of trauma and promoting tools for resiliency. We know that social connection is a key protective factor for both youth and families.

During Covid, we began a virtual youth open mic. The purpose is to provide a safe space for youth to express themselves through music, art, poetry, theater, dance, photography, or cultural sharing. The event takes place the first Sunday of each month at 4pm. The next event is scheduled for Sunday November 7th. 

We realize many of our community’s youth may be “Zoomed out”. So, we are also looking for youth voice to brainstorm suggestions for community-based youth connection opportunities. We would appreciate you asking the youth you serve, “What youth events would you like to see in your community?” We are also available to speak with your youth group to facilitate that conversation. 

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Education Spotlight — Denise Vazquez steps in as Kaibab Learning Center director. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 26, 2021
Education Spotlight — Denise Vazquez steps in as Kaibab Learning Center director. See more local, state and national education news here

Grand Canyon resident Denise Vazquez is excited for her new position as director of Kaibab Learning Center (KLC), a local daycare located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Vazquez worked at Kaibab Learning Center for seven and a half years before receiving the promotion in August.

The mother of two said she has watched her daughters grow up at the center and said moving into the director position allows her to offer help to other working parents.

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2021 Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| October 25, 2021
2021 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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2021 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| October 25, 2021
2021 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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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

| October 19, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has created a series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth, to provide them skills that are needed now more than ever.

Our hour-long webinar on Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs explores the roadmap to creating change at the community and system level by using the findings of both leadership research and today’s thought leaders. One participant said:

“This training was truly amazing and can be used no matter your walk in life … I hope that everyone and anyone takes advantage of this presentation. It really can make a difference.”

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Education Spotlight — NACA’s afterschool Pathways Youth Program seeking participants. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 19, 2021
Education Spotlight — NACA’s afterschool Pathways Youth Program seeking participants. See more local, state and national education news here

Pathways Youth Program, SY2021-2022, is seeking participants. The program began on Oct. 18. Pathways is a youth substance use prevention program for Native American youth in grades 3rd-6th and their families.

We provide provide programming  that focuses on maintaining healthy lifestyles, education and we provide homework assistance in an after-school setting.

We are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff to run our programming.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Oct. 20, 2021

| October 19, 2021
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Oct. 20, 2021

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Connection Spotlight — What I Have Learned From Indigenous Wisdom

| October 12, 2021
Connection Spotlight — What I Have Learned From Indigenous Wisdom

… Several Native teachings have deeply impacted my life and brought me peace. First, simply knowing we all have a purpose. Our ancestors lived through hardships so we could come to be. Therefore, what we do in this life should honor our ancestors and the next seven generations. Also, to “walk in beauty” by being grounded and intentional with our thoughts, words, and actions. Walking in beauty includes honoring our responsibility to be stewards of the land. And the teaching that most profoundly resonates with my purpose is quite simply we all are connected (people, animals, and plants).  It gives me hope to know we are all  K’e, a community of extended family.    

In closing, as non-indigenous people, we must actively acknowledge indigenous people’s past and present oppression. And work as allies to decolonize our ways of thinking and acting in this world and systems that perpetuate oppression.

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 12, 2021
Education Spotlight —   FUSD Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

FUSD recognizes and celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. FUSD supports school district events to promote an understanding and engagement with the Indigenous peoples, traditions, cultures, resilience, and contributions.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Oct. 13, 2021

| October 12, 2021
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Oct. 13, 2021

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