Continuing Education Needed for Our Children About Drugs and Alcohol

by Nicole Youcupicio, Prevention Specialist, Casa Grande Alliance When it comes to raising children there are several big hurdles faced by parents and caregivers to help their children grow into positive, productive adults. Some of these include teaching children healthy values, learning to listen to them, validating their ideas, thoughts and feelings, and finding meaningful … Read More…

CAC Students Selected for All-Arizona Academic Team

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College Seven Central Arizona College students have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team. All-Arizona students demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends beyond the classroom to benefit society. Phi Theta Kappa and … Read More…

CGUHSD: Focused on Workforce Development

by Dr. Steve Bebee, Superintendent, Casa Grande Union High School District The Casa Grande Union High School District was founded in 1920 and presently encompasses 1250 square miles. Currently, there are approximately 3650 students enrolled in the district. Our district has two comprehensive high schools, Casa Grande Union High School and Vista Grande High School. … Read More…

Sun Life Community Letter

Dear Community,  So many things have changed over the past month because of COVID-19. For many, some changes have been tough. But in some cases this need to change may have also been overdue and in the end will bring us more long-term advancement, efficiency and connection.  This health crisis has caused people to look … Read More…

Take Your Exercise Outside for Big Benefits

by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, WickedFiTT Yes, it is true, this is my favorite time of year. I love the sun! With winter finally over, it’s back to warm weather, plants blooming and the days getting longer. All of this provides the perfect opportunity for all of us to spend … Read More…

What the Heck is a D.R.I.?

by Gigi McWhirter I was prompted to write this after seeing a billboard in Phoenix offering trial lawyer services for dog bite wounds.  Dog Related Injury (DRI) is an injury caused by a dog. The first thing we think about is bites. Your own dog can and may bite the hand that feeds it if startled … Read More…

How to Set Your Children Up for Success

by Nicole Youcupicio, Prevention Specialist, Casa Grande Alliance As parents, grandparents, role models and mentors, one of our biggest driving forces is wanting our children to succeed and become healthy, productive adults. By teaching them executive-function and self-regulating skills we can help ensure that our children overcome the adversity in their lives, learn how to … Read More…