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Jan
22
Fri
Editorial Cartooning Virtual Event for Teens
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm

Teen Librarians in Camp Verde and Cottonwood invite teens across the Verde Valley to express their voices and opinions through editorial cartoons! Jan Marc Quisumbing, cartoonist, illustrator, and Cottonwood Public Library Teen Librarian will teach a virtual cartooning workshop on Friday, January 22 from 3:00-4:30p. Fifteen drawing kits will be available at each library starting Tuesday, January 12, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teens are encouraged to pick up a drawing kit, participate in the cartooning workshop, and return their drawings to their respective libraries for display.

Unlike the news, editorial cartoons are meant to be biased, poking fun at current events or get people talking. They give the cartoonist an opportunity to share opinions or make a point about topics that can sometimes be difficult to talk about. “The teens I know have strong opinions about everything going on in the world right now, but they don’t really have a voice,” said Camp Verde Teen Librarian, Zack Garcia. “We hope to give teens a chance to tell us what they think or feel about current events or anything really, through the medium of editorial cartooning.”

The workshop will be held via Zoom Friday, January 22 from 3:00-4:30pm.

Zoom ID: 8129360 6182

Passcode: 607319

For more information contact Teen Librarian, Zack Garcia at 928-554-8390 or Teen Librarian, Jan Marc Quisumbing at 928-340-2787.

This editorial cartooning workshop is part of the Smithsonian’s Voices and Votes: Democracy in America exhibit at Camp Verde Community Library January 16 – February 27, 2021. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America has been made possible at Camp Verde Community Library by AZ Humanities Council. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. It is based on an exhibition by the National Museum of American History. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

 

Jan
25
Mon
Curbside Activity Kits for Kids, Tweens and Teens @ East Flagstaff Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by East Flagstaff Community Library at East Flagstaff Community Library.

Grab an Activity Kit for kids outside the library each week during our curbside hold hours for a new craft or activity! New bags will be ready for pickup at EFCL starting at 2PM each Monday from 1/11/21 to 3/13/21 (while supplies last). Curbside hold hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm/Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-2pm.

Jan
27
Wed
Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

CCC&Y reveals how intentional actions strengthen lives, families, communities 

Those in the social service industry are worried about our families. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie says isolation, depression and anxiety – all conditions that can be made worse by the pandemic – are increasingly having a negative effect on children in Arizona, particularly in rural areas where resources are less available than in larger cities and distances to travel for support are far greater. She’s encouraging individuals and communities to resolve to make a difference in children’s lives in the New Year.

“Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) increase the chances for children to grow up with addiction and substance abuse problems, chronic health and mental health issues and other negative outcomes later in life including violence and criminal behavior,” she says. “But much can be done to counter the impact of ACEs and promote resilience.”

A decades-long study that started in 1955 on Kauai, Hawaii, identified protective factors that help buffer against adversity and may have more of a long-term impact than any one risk factor. Researchers identified pathways for how resiliency is developed and offered three major categories that make a difference in children’s lives: 1. Internal disposition factors such as intelligence and temperament; 2. Connections with family and other caring adults; and, 3. External groups or systems that reward competence and provide a sense of coherence. According to the study, all three lead to positive responses from those around the child.

“Self-healing communities are important for all of us,” said Flagstaff attorney and newly elected District 1 Coconino County Supervisor Patrice Horstman. “We all see the effects of childhood trauma. It’s a huge cost to our communities when you consider chronic health and mental health problems, addiction and substance abuse. We see a higher percentage of poverty and teenage suicides in Coconino County than the national average. Poverty, racism, unaddressed Adverse Childhood Experiences and marginalized populations all add to traumas we see here.”

Horstman, who is a member of the CCC&Y, has participated in many of the organization’s trainings and volunteers with the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts, adds, “Being that caring neighbor or adult, promoting equity and equality in the community, possessing a cultural awareness and acceptance – all of these play a role in developing a child’s self-worth and building a resilient, caring and healing community.”

Former Flagstaff Unified School District Board member and teacher Julianne Hartzell, a CCC&Y volunteer, points to the CCC&Y website for resources and encourages community members to donate, which enables the non-profit organization to bring trauma awareness training to more schools. She also suggests, “When you see children, smile. Compliment them. Ask how they’re doing. It’s simple. Wouldn’t you like someone to smile at you and say, ‘Hey, you’re doing a great job!'”

Watahomigie imagines future communities in which the effects of childhood trauma are clearly understood, the impact of inequitable experience is acknowledged and people are aligned toward creating access to assets and protective factors that support positive life outcomes.

CCC&Y is offering a free live training at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, via Zoom. “This training will explore the roadmap to creating change at the community and system level by using the findings of both leadership research and today’s thought leaders,” said Watahomigie. To register or to learn more, visit coconinokids.org. Webinars can be found under the prevention tab.

Jan
31
Sun
CREDIT UNION WEST SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Jan 31 @ 9:19 pm

Credit Union West has announced that the organization’s 2021 Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school seniors in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache and Gila counties. In total, there are five $1,000 scholarships available.

“As a local credit union, we are committed to supporting individuals who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Our tradition of providing meaningful scholarships to local high school graduates is one way that we help people achieve financial stability and success.”

The $5,000 in scholarship funding will support five high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, two-year or four-year college in 2021. Scholarship funds will help students manage the costs associated with pursuing their education. Recipients can utilize the scholarship for tuition, class fees, books and other related expenses.

As a part of Credit Union West’s legacy of serving military personnel, two of the scholarships are reserved for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participants.

Students must meet specific requirements and submit a short essay. To learn more about the application, visit www.cuwest.org/scholarship. Applications opened on January 1, 2021, and will close on March 31, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 3, 2021.

“We believe in helping young people on their journeys to success and financial security,” said Roch. “Our annual scholarship program has supported students pursuing a post-secondary educational pathway that aligns with their goals.”

Youth interested in learning about financial wellness and starting their savings journey can learn more about Credit Union West’s services at www.cuwest.org/youthaccounts.

Feb
1
Mon
Curbside Activity Kits for Kids, Tweens and Teens @ East Flagstaff Public Library
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by East Flagstaff Community Library at East Flagstaff Community Library.

Grab an Activity Kit for kids outside the library each week during our curbside hold hours for a new craft or activity! New bags will be ready for pickup at EFCL starting at 2PM each Monday from 1/11/21 to 3/13/21 (while supplies last). Curbside hold hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm/Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-2pm.

Feb
8
Mon
Curbside Activity Kits for Kids, Tweens and Teens @ East Flagstaff Public Library
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by East Flagstaff Community Library at East Flagstaff Community Library.

Grab an Activity Kit for kids outside the library each week during our curbside hold hours for a new craft or activity! New bags will be ready for pickup at EFCL starting at 2PM each Monday from 1/11/21 to 3/13/21 (while supplies last). Curbside hold hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm/Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-2pm.

Feb
14
Sun
CREDIT UNION WEST SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Feb 14 @ 9:19 pm

Credit Union West has announced that the organization’s 2021 Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school seniors in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache and Gila counties. In total, there are five $1,000 scholarships available.

“As a local credit union, we are committed to supporting individuals who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Our tradition of providing meaningful scholarships to local high school graduates is one way that we help people achieve financial stability and success.”

The $5,000 in scholarship funding will support five high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, two-year or four-year college in 2021. Scholarship funds will help students manage the costs associated with pursuing their education. Recipients can utilize the scholarship for tuition, class fees, books and other related expenses.

As a part of Credit Union West’s legacy of serving military personnel, two of the scholarships are reserved for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participants.

Students must meet specific requirements and submit a short essay. To learn more about the application, visit www.cuwest.org/scholarship. Applications opened on January 1, 2021, and will close on March 31, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 3, 2021.

“We believe in helping young people on their journeys to success and financial security,” said Roch. “Our annual scholarship program has supported students pursuing a post-secondary educational pathway that aligns with their goals.”

Youth interested in learning about financial wellness and starting their savings journey can learn more about Credit Union West’s services at www.cuwest.org/youthaccounts.

Feb
15
Mon
Curbside Activity Kits for Kids, Tweens and Teens @ East Flagstaff Public Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by East Flagstaff Community Library at East Flagstaff Community Library.

Grab an Activity Kit for kids outside the library each week during our curbside hold hours for a new craft or activity! New bags will be ready for pickup at EFCL starting at 2PM each Monday from 1/11/21 to 3/13/21 (while supplies last). Curbside hold hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm/Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-2pm.

Feb
22
Mon
Curbside Activity Kits for Kids, Tweens and Teens @ East Flagstaff Public Library
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by East Flagstaff Community Library at East Flagstaff Community Library.

Grab an Activity Kit for kids outside the library each week during our curbside hold hours for a new craft or activity! New bags will be ready for pickup at EFCL starting at 2PM each Monday from 1/11/21 to 3/13/21 (while supplies last). Curbside hold hours are: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm/Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-2pm.

Feb
28
Sun
CREDIT UNION WEST SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Feb 28 @ 9:19 pm

Credit Union West has announced that the organization’s 2021 Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school seniors in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache and Gila counties. In total, there are five $1,000 scholarships available.

“As a local credit union, we are committed to supporting individuals who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Our tradition of providing meaningful scholarships to local high school graduates is one way that we help people achieve financial stability and success.”

The $5,000 in scholarship funding will support five high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, two-year or four-year college in 2021. Scholarship funds will help students manage the costs associated with pursuing their education. Recipients can utilize the scholarship for tuition, class fees, books and other related expenses.

As a part of Credit Union West’s legacy of serving military personnel, two of the scholarships are reserved for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participants.

Students must meet specific requirements and submit a short essay. To learn more about the application, visit www.cuwest.org/scholarship. Applications opened on January 1, 2021, and will close on March 31, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 3, 2021.

“We believe in helping young people on their journeys to success and financial security,” said Roch. “Our annual scholarship program has supported students pursuing a post-secondary educational pathway that aligns with their goals.”

Youth interested in learning about financial wellness and starting their savings journey can learn more about Credit Union West’s services at www.cuwest.org/youthaccounts.