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Region Stories from White Mountain Apache Tribe

These stories illustrate how early childhood programs and services funded by First Things First make a difference for young children and families in communities across Arizona.

Beverly Malone outside

Beverly Malone is the 2021 White Mountain Apache Tribe Champion for Young Children

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Beverly Malone has been selected as the 2021 First Things First White Mountain Apache Tribe Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions…

Mother holding up a book next to her young daughter

Doctors boost literacy through well-child visits in Whiteriver

  • language & literacy

Every family that comes in for a well-child visit appointment gets an age-appropriate book and development information for their child

Abilene Burnett

Abilene Burnette is the 2020 White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion

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Abilene Burnette has been selected as the 2020 First Things First White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local…

Whiteriver families take parenting workshops to help prepare their children to succeed in…

  • parenting education

Sylvia Hinton is training parents to help their children succeed in school in Whiteriver, Az through free parenting workshops.

Kari Logsdon is the 2019 White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion

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Kari Logsdon has been selected as the 2019 First Things First White Mountain Apache Tribe Region Champion for Young Children.

Faith Ethelbah

Faith Ethelbah is White Mountain Apache Tribe’s 2018 Champion for Young Children

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Faith Ethelbah has been selected as the 2018 White Mountain Apache Tribe First Things First Champion for Young Children.The award is given to local champions…

Quality First program helps Whiteriver child with speech difficulties find her voice

  • Quality First

​Military families face many challenges. From moving to a new town every two to four years to adjusting to the deployment of a family member, military…

Child care scholarship allows Whiteriver boy to prepare for kindergarten

  • early care and education

​​Brianne Endfield was determined to raise her son, Denahii, on her own and the right way.The 18-year-old, first-time mom was taking online classes for her…

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Quality First center helps Whiteriver toddler prepare for kindergarten

  • Quality First

Audra Cosen of Whiteriver became a single mother to five boys just as her next to youngest son, Ari, turned two.Cosen, who worked as a full-time teacher in…

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