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Free guide provides school readiness tips

Free guide provides school readiness tips

While the 2022–23 school year is already underway, a new resource is available to families who need help making that back-to-school..

Family story hour offers Irish ambiance

Family story hour offers Irish ambiance

The McClelland Library and the Irish Cultural Center will reopen in September after its August closure. The library, which was designed by..

Acacia Library hosts family events

Acacia Library hosts family events

Families are invited to Acacia Library this month to take advantage of a wide variety of free programming for all ages. Thursdays this..

AHS offers fun for all ages

AHS offers fun for all ages

The Arizona Human Society (AHS) is offering two programs this month geared toward ages 8 to 17. First up, is the Reading For Fun program,..

Delivering love to at-risk children

Delivering love to at-risk children

As Valley children prepare to head back to school, many organizations are providing new backpacks, pencils and crayons. However,..

Library offers programs for young residents

Library offers programs for young residents

The Phoenix Public Library Yucca Branch will offer a variety of programs for families throughout the month of August. Tuesdays, enjoy..

Museum hosts dental hygiene program

Museum hosts dental hygiene program

Now through Aug. 14, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix will partner with the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation for the annual..

Ballet school kicks off school year

Ballet school kicks off school year

Enrollment for its 2022–23 school year is open at The School of Ballet Arizona. Open auditions are Saturday, Aug. 13, and classes will..

Local food pantry seeks support

Local food pantry seeks support

The “Just 3 Things” food pantry at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is currently experiencing an urgent demand for..

Back-to-School Donation Drive supports foster youth

Back-to-School Donation Drive supports foster youth

The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) is in the midst of its Back-to-School Donation Drive, which will help fund the..

Registration for Head Start is open

Registration for Head Start is open

The City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services to..

Back-to-school event for Sunnyslope area students

Back-to-school event for Sunnyslope area students

Molina Complete Care of Arizona is teaming up with Sunnyslope Youth Center to provide preassembled backpacks to 500 students in the..

New early childhood resource centers open

New early childhood resource centers open

Southwest Human Development announced that the doors are now open at two new community centers created to help an underserved area of the..

Phoenix public pools open

Phoenix public pools open

Valley residents looking for cool activities or swim lessons this summer can head to a City of Phoenix public pool in their area...

Feeding families over the summer months

Feeding families over the summer months

In an effort to ensure that kids and teens get healthy meals over the summer months, the Arizona Department of Health Services, through its..

Back-to-school drive to support foster children

Back-to-school drive to support foster children

Arizona Helping Hands (AHH) is holding its 10th Annual Back to School Drive, and Valley residents are invited to help support their efforts..

Have a ball at indoor sport camp

Have a ball at indoor sport camp

When it’s too hot to play basketball outside this summer, kids can instead play inside the state-of-the-art APEX Sports Camps, located in..

Diamondbacks to host summer youth camps

Diamondbacks to host summer youth camps

Players ages 7 to 12 are invited to attend the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Super Star Baseball Camps. The half-day camps, hosted at Chase Field..

Musical theater camps offered this summer

Musical theater camps offered this summer

Valley Youth Theatre will bring the magic of musical theatre to area youths during its four-week, two-week and one-week summer camps...

Rosie’s House hosts fall student interviews

Rosie’s House hosts fall student interviews

Rosie’s House, a free music program founded in 1996, is gearing up for its fall 2022 classes. The organization will host interviews for..

Libraries kick off summer reading program

Libraries kick off summer reading program

Valley residents — both young and old — are invited to head to their local library this summer to participate in the 2022 Summer..

Teens can work out for free this summer

Teens can work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness is inviting high schoolers ages 14–19 to work out for free at any of its more than 2,200 locations throughout the United..

Pueblo Grande offers summertime storytelling

Pueblo Grande offers summertime storytelling

Pueblo Grande Museum, a 1,500-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People, will offer three free,..

Young animal lovers welcome at summer camp

Young animal lovers welcome at summer camp

This year, Arizona Humane Society will return with even more fun with pets for young animal lovers. The award-winning summer camp is geared..

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