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School Success for the Entire Family Backpacks

Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET will provide “Qwest School Success for the Entire Family” backpacks to 2000 families that will promote approximately 10,000 children’s success PreK-20 in partnership with the Arizona Department of Economic Security Regional Prevention Councils across the state.

ASSET has included items that help the youngest learners with kindergarten readiness, and older siblings with reading, math and science homework tips. Healthy habits information for promoting good nutrition and exercise will be included. Additionally, smart and safe use of media, including good television watching habits, as well as safety online, will also be incorporated. Finally, there is a strong focus on prevention in each backpack. Sesame Street’s Families Stand Together and tips from the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Consortium and its members have provided information for parents and caregivers to help deal with difficult issues together as a family and get assistance when needed. Referral information for adults is also incorporated along with websites and phone numbers for immediate help on a variety of issues.


Here is a list of the following items inside the backpack, provided by grants through ASSET:

A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su Casa resources:

  • Reading Tips Rack Cards(Bilingual)
  • Sleeping and Relaxation Tips Door Hanger (Bilingual)
  • Pen & Magnetic Clip
  • How to Make Every Child Feel Valued Whiteboard
  • Children Learn Best Poster
  • Guide to Getting Along Flyer

KIP-Kindergartener in Progress-Growth Chart & KIP Luggage Tags

PBS KIDS Raising Readers resources:

  • Raising Readers Fun Games to Help Your Children Learn to Read Tip Card
  • Eight Children's Programming Broadcast Schedule
  • The Electric Company Activity Book
  • SUPER WHY Coloring Book

Sesame Workshop Families Stand Together Kits & DVD

School Success for the Entire Family/Qwest Foundation/Eight Educational Outreach Card

This Emotional Life Bookmarks

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Caring Neighbor Checklist


Additionally, the following items inside the backpack have been graciously donated from the Arizona community:

ACE From ACE Consortium:
   Adverse Childhood Experiences Strong Communities Raise Strong Kids Informational Brochure
AZ Literacy From Arizona Literacy & Learning Center:
   Learning Center Literacy Word Search
AZ Prevention From Arizona Prevention Resource Center:
   Arizona Prevention Resource Center Anti-Bullying Bookmark
ASCC From Association for Supportive Child Care:
   Phone Friend Mood Pencil
   Phone Friend Bookmark (Bilingual)
Banner Health From Banner Health Cardon Children's Medical Center
    Yo-Yo & 2010 Calendar*
    Growing Up Healthy Magazine*
city of phoenix From City of Phoenix Public Works:
   "Recycling" Changes Everything! Booklet*
family Resource Center From Family Resource Center:
    101 Ways to Praise Your Child Magnet**
    Workshop Flyer**
first things first From First Things First Southeast Maricopa Regional Partnership Council:
   My Child's Ready Rack Card**
lakeshore From Lakeshore Learning:   Lakeshore Learning Reward Stickers
leaps and bounds From Leaps & Bounds:    Leaps & Bounds A Kindergarten Readiness Program Flyer
pearson From Pearson:    Pencils
PhxZoo From Phoenix Zoo:   Seafood Watch Pocket Guide
Prevent Child Abuse From Prevent Child Abuse Arizona:
    Never Shake a Baby Arizona Door Hanger and Tip Card
    Never Shake a Baby Arizona DVD & VHS*
Southwest human Development From Southwest Human Development:
   Arizona Institute for Early Childhood Development Birth to Five Helpline Rackcard (Bilingual)
State Farm From State Farm:   Crayons
2010 Census From United States Census 2010:
    Foam Ball, Brochure &  It's In Our Hands Bookmark








*Friendly House Bags Only

**Maricopa County Councils (3) Only

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