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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.

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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Foster Care Program is the 2019 Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region Champion

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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Foster Care Program has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Pascua Yaqui Tribe Region Champion for Young Children.

Volunteer champion for Northwest Maricopa

Jackie Schell is the 2019 Northwest Maricopa Region Champion

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Jackie Schell has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Northwest Maricopa Region Champion for Young Children.

Leanne Lipiczky

Leeanne Lipiczky is the 2019 Phoenix North Region Champion

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Leeanne Lipiczky has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Phoenix North Region Champion for Young Children.

Champion volunteer for Yavapai

Jean Barton is the 2019 Yavapai Region Champion

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Jean Barton has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Yavapai Region Champion for Young Children.

Champion volunteer for Southeast Maricopa

Jeanie Pefferly is the 2019 Southeast Maricopa Region Champion

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Jeanie Pefferly has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Southeast Maricopa Region Champion for Young Children.

Bernie Kniffen

Bernie Kniffin is the 2019 San Carlos Apache Region’s Champion

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Bernie Kniffin has been selected as the 2019 First Things First San Carlos Apache Region Champion for Young Children.

Kathy Farreta

Kathy Farretta is the 2019 Coconino Region Champion

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Kathy Farretta has been selected as the 2019 First Things First Coconino Region Champion for Young Children.

Kim Waggoner

Kim Waggoner is the 2019 East Maricopa Region Champion

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Kim Waggoner has been selected as the 2019 First Things First East Maricopa Region Champion for Young Children.

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.

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