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CCC&Y Resource — Start learning about Summer Food, Summer Reading Programs in Coconino County

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

As Summer rapidly approaches, it’s time for parents to start collecting resources for upcoming Summer Programs including food security, reading support and more throughout Coconino County.

Please check with individual organizations to confirm times, dates, other information.

The Coalition will continue to update this resource list. If you have a program you want us to include, please send an email to frank@coconinokids.org. Thank you. (Updated June 11, 2024).

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Community Updates for June 18, 2024

Action Requested

• Charlie Health — Make a referral for virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 
• Education Forward Arizona says ‘Proposed Budget Cuts Put Arizona’s Education at Risk.’ Find Your Elected Officials
• Flagstaff Festival of Science — Deadline extended to June 24 to submit your event proposal for 2024 Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29)

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Informed Updates for June 18, 2024

Latest news from our Partners

• AzEIP Newsletter June Edition
• First Things First — Keep Your Kids Safe: Top Childproofing, Screen Time and Sun Safety Tips
• Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family (GOYFF) is hosting a FREE Grant Writing Workshop
• Prevent Child Abuse Arizona June Newsletter
• Prevent Child Abuse Arizona May Newsletter

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Events

June

• Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library events for the week of June 17, 2024
• June — Grand Canyon Rec Center announces Calendar of Events
• June — Page Public Library Children’s Calendar
• June — Page Public Library Teen Calendar
• June — one.n.ten announces Program Calendar of events
• June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 — City of Flagstaff announces ‘Concerts in the Park’
• June 20 — Tuba City ‘Family Fun Day’ to be held at Louise Yellowman County Park
• June 21 — Charlie Health presenting ‘Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Self-Image, and African American Mental Health’
• June 21, 28; July 5, 12 — Chicanos Por La Causa has begun registration for virtual ‘Elevate Your Parenting,’ ages birth to five workshops
• July 22 — Hope Horizons presenting ‘Navigating Recovery for Arizona Families’ regional institutes
• June 25 — Arizona Dept.of Economic Security announces upcoming Tribal Consulation meeting. RSVP to destribalrelations@azdes.gov
• June 26 — Community Health and Wellness Fair to be held at LeChee Chapter House
• June 27 — Coconino County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Indigenous Initiatives Committee to present ‘Listening Circle’ in Tuba City
• June 28 — Charlie Health presenting ‘Understanding Fragmentation: Trauma Informed Approaches to Dissociative Identity Disorder DID’

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Community Updates for June 11, 2024

Action Requested

• Arizona Education Association Legislative Update announces Car Painting and Parade at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 to turn up pressure at the state Capitol ‘to prioritize funding for our public schools, not the out of control ESA voucher program’
• Catholic Charities now hiring in Page
• Charlie Health accepting registration for June 21 ‘Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Self-Image, and African American Mental Health’ event
• City of Flagstaff hiring Resilience Hub Specialist 
• Tuba City Chapter now accepting 2024 Summer Scholarship  applications through June 18
• United Way of Northern Arizona — Be a Hero in Times of Emergency: Volunteer with UWNA

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Informed Updates for June 11, 2024

Latest news from our Partners

• Coconino County announces updated Coconino County Situational Awareness Viewer that provides real-time access to critical emergency information
• Coconino County Health & Human Services accepting registration for free Car Seat Safety Class, free car seats while supplies last
• District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler June 2024 Quarterly Newsletter
• Page Unified School District announces Back to School Events
• Transintimate provides ‘Support Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms’ in Coconino County

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CCC&Y Spotlight — Executive director Virginia Watahomigie serves as vital link to support members, partners and community to benefit local children and families

We ignite collective action that creates better lives for children and families.”

That is the Mission Statement of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. And with a county as large as Coconino (second largest in the nation), with an individual, non-profit and for-profit membership approaching 100, and a diverse, dedicated and talented board of directors — it takes a special individual to bring all these moving parts together to benefit families throughout Northern Arizona.

Virginia Watahomigie joined CCC&Y in September 2016. In a CCC&Y news posting at the time, she said: “The opportunity to work with CCC&Y is rewarding and very exciting as the work and reputation of the Coalition is impeccable. I have found the members to be genuinely dedicated to children’s issues. I feel privileged to further this mission, as well as, continue building relationships with the community” …

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Virginia since she took over as executive director in 2016,” said Jennifer Hernandez, project manager with the Center for the Future of Arizona; past vice-president and current member of CCC&Y’s board of directors. “Virginia leads with compassion and an extensive knowledge of mental health and youth well-being. She has greatly expanded the coalition’s footprint and deepened the work in the community.”

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Community Updates for June 4, 2024

Action Requested

• CCC&Y update — Start learning about Summer food, Summer reading programs in Coconino County (updated June 4, 2024)
• Arizona Education Association Legislative Update — Save the Date: Rally & Action at the Arizona State Capitol on June 5
• Education Forward Arizona — Apply by June 21 for new scholarship program starting August 2024 that will provide education, training, a paid summer internship and job placement in one of six critical technical areas
• Flagstaff Festival of Science in search of individuals interested in giving in-school presentations
• STAND for Children Arizona urges ‘Tell your legislator to vote NO on HCR 2060 extreme immigration bill’

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Informed Updates for June 4, 2024

Latest news from our Partners

• Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation scholarship program applications are open! Application deadline: 6/30/24
• Charlie Health provides link to refer clinch to services
• District 1 Supervisor Patrice Hortsman April/May 2024 Newsletter
• Hushabye Nursery provides program information via new YouTube link
• Prevent Child Abuse Arizona — June Newsletter — ‘Ten Reflectins from 10 Years’
• Prevent Child Abuse Arizona — Dr. Bruce D. Perry to be virtual keynote speaker at 30th Child Abuse Prevention Conference (July 23-24, 2024)
• United Way of Northern Arizona — Why High-Quality Preschool Matters
• Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff announces upcoming events

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CCC&Y Spotlight — Join us for our next Prevention Council meeting on June 6 to share your story

Please join CCC&Y for its next Prevention Council Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6. Our meetings provide our coalition partners with the opportunity to share the latest news about their projects that support children, youth and their families in Northern Arizona.

The Council meets the first Thursday of the month.

Want to be a guest speaker at our next meeting? Send an email to CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie at coalition@coconinokids.org​​​​​​​ to be placed on the agenda.

The CCC&Y Prevention Council has its roots in our long history of child abuse prevention, our most recent work with substance misuse prevention and our overall commitment to understanding the protective factors, resiliency research and assets our community needs to thrive.

Some examples include:

• Planning for previous Child Abuse Prevention Conferences
• Engaging in multiple projects with International Child Welfare expert, Kevin Campbell
• Developing a library of recorded webinars
• Initiating the PAWS community arts and education project

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