‘Champions’ Among Us to Be Honored at Reception in June

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‘Champions’ Among Us to Be Honored at Reception in June

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017

Shining a light on those who have worked to improve the lives of children and youth in Alexandria will be the focus at the Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission’s (CYFCC) Champions of Children Awards reception on Wednesday, June 14 at the Vola Lawson Lobby in City Hall.

The awards celebrate the unsung heroes in our community whose tireless efforts advance the Children and Youth Master Plan (CYMP) goals. The Awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of individuals instrumental in implementing the effective strategies that support improved outcomes for children and youth.

Award categories are based on the five goals of the CYMP developed by the CYFCC:

  • Health and Safety
  • Academic Success and Career Readiness
  • Social Connection, Emotional Security and Cultural Competence
  • Families Empowered to Support the Well-being of Children
  • Systems and Institutions that are Responsive, Coordinated and Effective in Service to Families

The CYFCC seeks individuals who strive to improve the well-being of children and families through fostering partnerships; demonstrating strategic thinking and leadership; promoting service access or best practices; creatively addressing challenges; and working to implement policy.

Nominations are due by Friday, May 12. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/DCHSfor complete details, eligibility and the nomination form.