Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, you can hear Anni Beach’s house in Chandler before you walk in the door. Beach’s bluegrass band is a kaleidoscope of colors, and includes kids from all backgrounds and economic situations.
Gabriel Maytorena was 12 years-old when he had his first psychotic break. Now, at 18, after years of treatment, he’s taken what was once a burden and turned it into something positive. Maytorena is one of the young adults who serves on the Youth Leadership Council for Mercy Maricopa.
The Arizona Department of Education got confirmation this week that their preschool improvement efforts can look forward to another round of $20 million in grant money. Arizona was one of 18 states to receive federal funding.