Tag: Youth Conservation Corps

Foster Care Review Board helps children in serious need. See more state education news here

| July 2, 2019
Foster Care Review Board helps children in serious need. See more state education news here

For less-fortunate children in Arizona, the state provides a safety net. The Dependent Children’s Services Division advocates for safe, permanent homes for foster children and a cornerstone of these services is the Foster Care Review Board. The board is made up of volunteers, more than 600 across the state, who study the cases of foster children and represent their interests in juvenile court proceedings. 

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Youth crews spend summer supporting public lands and creating community

| October 11, 2017
Youth crews spend summer supporting public lands and creating community

Over the summer, Kaibab National Forest (KNF) hosted two youth crews to accomplish projects, experience public lands, and learn skills and a strong work ethic, all while earning money and with the possibility of an education award upon program completion. 

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a program coordinated through the Arizona Conservation Corps (ACC) that affords young people, typically 17- and 18-year-olds, the opportunity to perform community service and resource conservation through hands-on project work with a variety of land management and community partners, including KNF. As in past years, the Kaibab hosted two crews, one stationed in Williams and the other in Fredonia.

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Youth Conservation Corps wraps up season on the Kaibab

| August 31, 2016
Youth Conservation Corps wraps up season on the Kaibab

What happens when eight teenagers spend their summer in khaki uniforms traipsing through ponderosa pine forests tracking goshawks and building fences in the name of conservation? Ecology. Education. And possibly a glimpse into their futures.

The teens were all part of an Arizona version of the federal Youth Conservation Corps or YCC. The end result is to allow local high school students to learn about the resources and wonders of the land they grew up near, but may never have explored – all in the hopes that these young Arizonans will someday become the next stewards.

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Giving students a lift: Fit Kids program helps Williams students learn about fitness and injury prevention. See more Williams News education stories here

| May 4, 2016
Giving students a lift: Fit Kids program helps Williams students learn about fitness and injury prevention. See more Williams News education stories here

Students at Williams High School (WHS) have had more opportunities to improve their health this year with the Northern Arizona Healthcare Fit Kids program.

Fit Kids has been part of the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) for the past four years, and the program expanded to the high school this year. Northern Arizona Healthcare pays for the program, which officials expect to last about three to five years. About 12 schools in Flagstaff also participate in Fit Kids. The goal of the program is to prevent and reduce pediatric obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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