We Care Northern Arizona invites you and yours to an evening of hope & celebrating life as they present the Ultra-inspirational movie “Suicide the Ripple Effect” with Q&A’s, silent auction, raffles and more. Proceeds will benefit We Care NAZ and Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy. We hope to generate enough donations to place a “Buddy Bench” on the FALA campus. We Care Northern Arizona is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, currently in production, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.
The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.
The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.
Dual Enrollment Opportunities Expand
FLAGSTAFF (August 6, 2018)
One of the most cost effective ways to earn college credit, is to earn that credit while still in high school. In Flagstaff, this is accomplished through a special agreement between Coconino Community College (CCC) and a student’s high school. Until now, only students in the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) could take advantage of this opportunity called dual enrollment, but as of the start of this new school year that has changed.
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) and Northland Preparatory Academy (NPA) are the first charter high schools in Flagstaff to enter into their own agreement with CCC to offer dual enrollment in some specific courses they offer. Read more “Dual Enrollment Opportunities Expand”
Community Grad Night Shines
Submitted by Renee Henry, Flagstaff Community Grad Night volunteer organizer
On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Flagstaff community joined together in an amazing show of support at the 26thannual Flagstaff Community Grad Night. Local businesses, community members, volunteers, parents, and teachers hosted an exciting and engaging celebration for the high school graduates in Flagstaff. Over 500 students from all of the local high schools and homeschools enjoyed casino games, henna tattoos, inflatables, live entertainment, dodge ball, music, food, prizes, and more. The grand prizes included a custom longboard, $500 cash, a Rocky Mountain Fusion mountain bike, a Dell Inspiron laptop computer, and a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid!! Throughout the evening, almost $20,000 dollars in prizes were given away to the graduates!! Read more “Community Grad Night Shines”
Flagstaff Community Grad Night is a celebration for ALL high school students who are graduating in the Flagstaff area. This includes district high schools, charter high schools, home school, and alternative high schools. It is a free and safe place for the students to come and celebrate their accomplishment.
Friday, June 1st 9pm-2am
NAU Health and Learning Center
824 S. San Francisco St.
Adult volunteers are still needed. Click the button to learn more and volunteer.
Screen Time Symposium: a collaborative success
FLAGSTAFF (January 31, 2018)
On the afternoon of Sunday January 28, 2018, nearly 300 parents, students and community members came out to participate in the Screen Time Symposium at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Top billing for the event was two screenings of the film Screenagers, which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. However, the greatest excitement came from student dramatic performances from Coconino High School and Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Middle School students on the topic of social media and technology addiction . Read more “Screen Time Symposium: a collaborative success”
LAUNCH Flagstaff is pleased to facilitate this unique collaboration between several Flagstaff area schools, parents and the Flagstaff Arts Council.
Representatives from the following schools have been instrumental in coordinating this event:
- BASIS Flagstaff
- Coconino High School
- Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
- Northland Preparatory Academy
- Ponderosa High School
- San Francisco de Asis Catholic School
Screen-Time Symposium includes:
- Art exhibit: “Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra” by Julie Comnick
- Film screening: Screenagers (appropriate for 5th grade students and older)
Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Noon-1: Doors open
1-2:05: Film screening: Screenagers
2:05-2:35: Panel Discussion
2:45-3:15: Breakout sessions include:
Art Project – led by artist Julie Comnick
Student Performances – coordinated by Kristi Long (CHS) and Douglas Lyerly (FALA)
Compassionate Communication – facilitated by David McCain and Sarah Edmonds
Panel Q&A – Panelists: Danielle Le Blanc (student NAU); Detective Matt Wright (Flagstaff P.D.); David McCain (Communicating with Heart); Christine Compain (School Counselor, NPA)
Admission is FREE but seating is limited, so please RESERVE YOUR TICKETS by clicking on the button below:
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Flagstaff FAFSA Completion Rises
FLAGSTAFF (November 18, 2017)
Flagstaff area high schools saw a combined 21 percent increase in completed applications for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this year over last. According to data from the Federal Student Aid office, by November 17, 2017 the seven public high schools in Flagstaff submitted 651 FAFSA applications compared to 549 by the same date in 2016, a 19% increase. 607 of those 2017 applications were completed by the November date compared to only 549 in 2016. This tallies to a 21% increase in FAFSA completions year over year. Read more “Flagstaff FAFSA Completion Rises”
Future Leaders Make Recommendations About Their Education
FLAGSTAFF (September 26, 2017)
Twenty-One student leaders from all seven Flagstaff area high schools met on September 26, 2017 to discuss their ideas for what a world-class education system could look like. They drafted a three page report with their recommendations around goals and and actions for community leaders, policy makers and citizens to take for creating this educational system. Read more “Future Leaders Make Recommendations for Education”