Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCCY)


The intern will:

  • develop and lead a new Youth Council made up of local middle and high school students; the council will assist in guiding the priorities of the CCCY and will involve
  • public speaking
  • recruitment
  • organizing and facilitating meetings 
  • work with the Youth Assets Committee to assist in the implementation of the Promoting Assets with Sculpture (PAWS) project, which is based on the 40 developmental assets that were identified by the Search Institute as necessary supports, opportunities, values, and skills that young people need to achieve success; the committee is working with local artists, youth, businesses, and non-profit organizations to design and install 40 mountain lion sculptures throughout Flagstaff,  with each lion depicting one of the essential developmental assets
  • plan, organize, and implement workshops and other community education opportunities related to major issues that affect children and youth in our community; the workshops may address issues including
  • sexual violence
  • poverty
  • racism
  • predators on the internet
  • child abuse
  • attend multi-disciplinary meetings related to children’s and youth issues
  • learn skills in professional writing and public speaking
  • advocate for children and youth at the local, regional, and state level


If you are interested in an internship with the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth, contact Ruth Ellen Suding or call (928) 679-7318.