June 2, 2021
Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

For many of us, June marks the end of the school year and the start of summer.  
Later than usual dinners, and a break from school lunch-making responsibilities, quickly become part of our summer routine; this summer will also include some college visits for our youngest, as we start to make plans in advance of her last year of high school. 

This is such a special time of year for graduating high school students. Young people throughout the country are celebrating the conclusion of their high school years and making various plans for their future.  We congratulate all of the graduates for their accomplishments and the endurance they have shown this last 15+ months when things everywhere were anything but normal.  We also take an extra moment to recognize our own Redfield Academy graduates and look forward to celebrating them. We are excited to see what the next chapter brings for each of our grads.

June 2021 also brings the return of so many familiar events for our community. Food Truck Friday returns this week, Reno River Festival will be June 12-13 and, the Reno Rodeo is June 17-26. After so many events were canceled last year at this time, I think many of us are excited to participate in the wonderful and unique opportunities we have here in Washoe County. Finally, don't forget to celebrate Dad in June...Father's Day is June 20 so now is a good time to make a fun plan for this special day.

Please read on for more details about our Redfield Academy graduates and information on The Children's Cabinet's Annual Fundraising Gala, the Art of Childhood.
Kim Young
Executive Director
RedfieldProgram Spotlight: Redfield Academy

We are so excited to announce our Redfield Academy graduates for 2021! These students persevered through a tough year and worked tirelessly for their diplomas. We are so proud of the hard work and determination from these students.
Redfield Academy Graduates of 2021
Taynisha Adams
Vivian Aleman
Mary Fischer
Emilie Fitzpatrick*
Tyler Jones
Unique Jones
Dalia Salgado
*Washoe County School District also honored Emilie Fitzpatrick with the inclusion in their Countdown. You can watch the video and read the story here.
Redfield Academy is The Children's Cabinet's on-site high school, helping Washoe County students who are two or more semesters behind in school to catch up and achieve graduation. Youth find success at Redfield because they appreciate the small setting with teacher attention, they follow a personalized plan for reaching academic and personal goals, and they have access to counseling services and family resources.
Summer is Here!

The weather is heating up and there are so many indoor and outdoor activities for you and your family in northern and southern Nevada. Here are some ideas:
Northern Nevada
  1. Rancho San Rafael Park: Have you visited this Reno gem? With hiking trails, monuments to view, picnic pavilions and even a botanical garden - this place has it all! Entrance is free, but there are fees if you plan to rent the pavilions.
  2. The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum: A creative spot for your little ones, The Discovery Museum has so many hands-on exhibits and activities. You can check their calendar here for events.
  3. Lake Tahoe: No summer in northern Nevada is complete without a visit to Lake Tahoe. Apart from the beautiful water, there are hiking trails, shops, and more.
Southern Nevada
  1. Clark County Wetlands Park: This beautiful trail also has an app. Visit the website to plan your family trip today!
  2. Discovery Children's Museum: Las Vegas has a Discovery too! With many activities and interactive exhibits, this place has it all for your little one!
  3. Lake Mead: Summer = Lake Visits! Lake Mead is less than an hour from the strip and the perfect place for your family to hike, swim, or even boat!
AOCWays to Give: Art of Childhood Tables On Sale Now

Art of Childhood

Did you see our good news? Art of Childhood tables and sponsorships are open now! Our special event will be held on Friday, August 20, at Rancharrah in Reno. Tables will sell out quickly so sign up today.

Thank you very much!
Thank you, May Donors!
Apple Inc. - Reno Data Center
Darin & Heather Balaam
Jane Banes-Trujillo, in memory of
    Nancy Noonan
Sarah Barr
Andrew Blicharz
Children's Cabinet Stitchers
Club Cal Neva & Casinos Care
Kathleen Conaboy & 
    John Bardwell
Sally de Lipkau
Michael & Tammy Dermody *
Marilee Evasovic
Frank Lepori Construction *
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Eve Hall
Sally Hardwick
Elsie Jackson
Kelly Lee
Dixie D. May *
Cherie Meyer, in memory of 
    Nancy Noonan
Lydia & Matthew Meyer
Microsoft *
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe *
NV Energy Employees
Terry Parker, in memory of Julian 
Collette Price, in memory of Nancy 
Honorable Bridget E. Robb *
Safeway on Steamboat Parkway
Gretchen Sawyer, in memory of 
    Nancy Noonan
Scheels Employees
Cindy Scott
May Sagawa Shelton
Sierra Car Care
Alan Stavitsky
Lorrel Toft
United Construction Company *
United Way of Northern Nevada 
    and the Sierra
Western Turf & Hardscapes *
Sarah Whiteley
Alicia Young
Todd Zaval

* Art of Childhood Sponsor!

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