Slots available on regional First Things First board

If you are passionate about children and want to impact the early childhood programs available to young kids in our community, First Things First needs you!

Research has shown a child's early experiences lay the foundation for a lifetime of success in school and beyond. First Things First partners with parents and communities to give children birth through age 5 the tools they need to arrive at kindergarten prepared to succeed. Regional councils made up of community volunteers inform decisions about which programs First Things First funds in their area to strengthen families, expand early learning opportunities and increase access to preventative health services.

Volunteering on a regional council is a unique, high-level leadership opportunity to make a positive impact on children and families in our community. Regional council members help define priorities for funding and strengthen the services and supports available to young children and their families. By collaborating with other dedicated community members, they provide opportunities for young children to get a strong start in life.

First Things First is accepting applications in the La Paz/Mohave Region from various backgrounds for the following seats that are open either due to vacancy or terms about to expire:

• Parents of young children

• Individuals from the health, business and philanthropic communities

• A school administrator

• And at-large community members who want to be a voice for children in our community.

Regional council members must live or work in this region. Six regional council seats are open in the region.

If you or someone you know has 10 hours per month to make a difference in the lives of young children in our community, please visit azftf.gov/serve. There, you can learn about the volunteer positions available in our area, read a detailed description of the position, and fill out an application.

The job of getting kids ready for school starts the day they are born. Please consider lending your expertise, insight and community spirit to help ensure that all Arizona children are ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.