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Latino Institute Back to School and Informational Fair Set for July 21 by quotes

Back to School Fair

The Latino Institute will present its sixth annual Back to School and Informational Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Cesar Chavez High School, 3921 W. Baseline Road.

This free event brings together organizations that provide services and programs that contribute to the advancement of the community. It also will prepare families and their children for the upcoming school year.

A popular feature of the event is the health section, which includes free health screenings, free mammograms on-site for women 35 years or older who already have a primary care physician and nutrition cooking demonstrations by local chefs.

The event also will include information about education, finance and parks programs, in addition to other valuable resources.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a neighborhood plenary to ask questions regarding the area in which they live.

Youth and families can participate in raffles, get free student backpacks, family backpacks, gift certificates for swimwear and school uniforms, and enjoy free entertainment and lunch provided by the Latino Institute.

Two players from the Harlem Globetrotters, an exhibition basketball team that combines

athleticism and comedy, will perform an interactive game.

For more information, call the Latino Institute at 602-534-6923 or visit phoenix.gov/phxlatin.



Historic Phoenix Union High School Re-Opens as State-of-the-Art Biomedical Campus by quotes

Historic Phoenix Union High School Re-Opens as State-of-the-Art Biomedical Campus

The city of Phoenix in collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the state of Arizona and Arizona State University opened the new Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

More here: Phoenix Biomedical Campus



Phoenix Youth Commission has Grants Available for Youth Projects by quotes

Phoenix Youth Commission has Grants Available for Youth Projects

The Phoenix Youth and Education Commission has announced a second round of funding for the Focus on Results (FOR) Youth grants.

Applicants must represent a middle or high school (public, charter or private) that serves grades 7 – 12. The school must be located in Phoenix or have more than 50 percent of the school attendance within the Phoenix city limits.

FOR grants focus on priorities identified by youth at the Phoenix Youth Town Hall, which seeks to create new or support existing activities that promote teen involvement in the community.

Schools are eligible to apply for up to $12,000.

A panel of youth and adults from the Youth and Education Commission will review the grant applications and evaluate the proposals based on project quality; active involvement of students; staff qualifications, commitment and ability to execute the project; commitment to diversity; impact on the student body; and representation of all students on campus.

Applications may be downloaded at phoenix.gov/youth/diverse.html and submitted electronically or postmarked by Nov. 27 to be eligible for spring semester activities.

For more information, call the city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office at 602-495-0314.



Councilman and Attorney General Join Get Net Safe Tour to Promote Online Safety by quotes

Councilman and Attorney General Join Get Net Safe Tour to Promote Online Safety

Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilman Greg Stanton will join the Microsoft Get Net Safe tour next week, an effort to promote Internet Safety in schools, at home and at work. The 12-city tour brings together community organizations and government agencies along with Microsoft to encourage online safety.

Goddard will kick off the tour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with a press conference at Monte Vista Elementary School, 3501 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix. Goddard and Stanton will talk about the Get Net Safe tour events in Phoenix as well as efforts of the Phoenix Internet Crimes Task Force to track and arrest Internet predators.

Following the press conference, Goddard and Stanton will join representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for an Internet safety school assembly. Monte Vista students will participate in the assembly.

At noon that day, Goddard will keynote a U.S./Arizona Chambers of Commerce lunch where he will discuss efforts his office is making to educate Arizonans about Internet Safety. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Goddard and Stanton will participate in a parents’ forum at the Madison School District offices. The forum will feature online safety tools, information and resources from i-SAFE Inc. This forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Get Net Safe tour will feature forums on Aug. 22, 23 and 24 throughout the Valley. These forums will provide children, teens, parents, businesses and seniors with information about online safety. This tour was developed by Microsoft and 10 partner organizations to help raise awareness of computing security and Internet safety. The tour partners include AARP, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Geek Squad 24-our Computer Support Task Force, GetNetWise, i-SAFE, Microsoft, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission’s OnGuard Online, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Please visit the Arizona Attorney General’s Office at www.azag.gov for more information about other events being held in the Valley. Please contact Andrea Esquer at 602-542-8019 if you have any questions about the events featuring Attorney General Terry Goddard.



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Back To School – It’s time to start thinking about school zone safety by quotes

Back To School – It’s time to start thinking about school zone safety

The start and end of each school day are the busiest times on local school campuses.  Children are taught safe walking rules, but are easily distracted and impulsive. Do not assume if the children see the car, that the driver of the car can see them, because this is not always true.  A few simple tips will help keep our children safe.  Practice these safe-walking behaviors with your children:

— Walk children in grades k-3rd to school. Do not allow them to cross the street alone.

— Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks when available. Do not cross mid-block!

— Look for traffic before crossing — look left, then right, then left again.

— Do not play around or push friends while waiting to cross.

— Prohibit children from playing near driveways, streets and parking lots.

— Wear bright colors. Drivers will see the children better.

If your child rides a school bus, talk with them about:

— Be at the bus stop on time.  Never run to or from a bus.

— Wait at the designated stop in a safe place well away from the street.

— Stay out of the danger zone.  The driver cannot see you if you are standing closer than 10 ft. to the bus.

— If something falls under or near the school bus, tell the driver.  Never try to pick it up yourself.

— Hold the handrail as you get on and off the bus.  Do not push or shove.

— Keep your head and arms inside the bus.  Do not throw anything outside the windows.

— Always follow the bus driver’s instructions.  Be familiar with the rules for emergencies.

If your child will be riding a bike to and from school, remember:

— Make sure the bike is in good working condition.

— Wearing a bike helmet can reduce injuries up to 85%.  Let your child pick out one that fits them now, not one that they will grow into.  Purchase a bright color so your child will be easily seen.

— Leave your helmet with your bike, scooter, or roller blades.  That way you will more likely remember to put it on.

— Always ride on the right side of the road.  Obey all other traffic rules.

— Watch out for cars coming out of driveways and alleys, or pulling away from the curb.

— Walk your bike across the crosswalk.

If you have questions regarding school zone safety, please contact Jean DeStories Transportation Safety Educator at 480.644.3398, or jean.destories@cityofmesa.org.

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