2018 ESSAY CONTEST

Prescott-area students shared their best moments of the last school year with Prescott LIVING Magazine. The magazine’s 2018 Essay Contest asked, “What was your greatest moment in school?” Essay contestants received a family four-pack of Heritage Park Zoo tickets. Our school-aged writers will show you that children learn from experiences, not just from lessons. A … Read More…

EDUCATION IS AT CENTER STAGE

by Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent Abraham Lincoln said, “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” I couldn’t agree more! Even though logical, thoughtful people know that education is the key to our collective … Read More…

YAVAPAI COLLEGE PAID INTERNSHIP LEADS PARTICIPANTS TO SKILLS, JOB SECURITY

by Jennifer McCormack Just a couple of months ago, 31-year-old David Salter was unemployed and struggling — a self-described “blank slate” yearning for challenge and change. Today, as one of the first students in a Yavapai College internship program for Prescott-based orthotics company RESA Wear, he is about four weeks away from reaping the rewards … Read More…

IN SEARCH OF LIFELONG LEARNERS

by Ed Wisneski, Yavapai College Osher Lifelong Learning Institute “Curiosity is what separates us from the cabbages,” said two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough. “It’s accelerative. The more we know, the more we want to know.” About 2,000 insatiably inquisitive adults in Yavapai County have found a resource for their curiosity, the Osher Lifelong Learning … Read More…

BUILDING GREAT FUTURES

by Nicole Kennedy, Vice President of Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona The Boys & Girls Clubs has a proud history of serving youth in communities nationwide since 1860. Founded originally as a Boys’ Club in Connecticut, it has grown tremendously, serving over four million boys and girls annually between more than 4,000 … Read More…