Children’s award nominations sought



GENESEE COUNTY — Nominations are now being accepted for Priority Children’s 20th Annual Children’s Champion Awards. To nominate an individual, organization or business doing great things for children in Genesee County, visit the organization’s web site at www.prioritychildren.org.

Nomination categories are as follows:

Outstanding Individuals — (Five Award Categories)

James T. Dover, Jr. Outstanding Senior Award — Any senior adult (age 60+) who goes beyond the call of duty to help make Genesee County a better community for children.

Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award — Any adult (volunteer or employee) who goes beyond the call of duty to help make Genesee County a better community for children.

Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award * — A high school student who has done something special to help make Genesee County a better community for children.

*Note: A nomination in the Outstanding Youth category qualifies 12th grade students to apply for the Bob Emerson Scholarship of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Crim Fitness Foundation Active and Healthy Leader Award — (Individuals need not be affiliated with the Crim in order to be nominated) — Any adult who goes beyond the call of duty to promote participatory health and fitness activities which benefit the children of Genesee County.

Curbco Vocational Education Award * — Any high school senior or post-secondary learner age 24 or younger who is pursuing a career path through vocational education, also known as career and technical education or technical and vocational education and training. This type of education prepares people for specific careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician or other professional position. At the post-secondary level vocational education is typically provided by an institute of technology, Polytechnic, university, or by a local community college.

*Note: The Curbco Vocational Education Award includes a $1,000 scholarship toward training expenses.

Outstanding Business, Organization, Government Agency or Community Initiative (Four Award Categories)

Special Opportunities for Children and Youth — Any business, organization, government agency or community initiative that offers, supports or provides special opportunities for children and youth. This can include, but is not limited to, special programming, resources, scholarships, camps and/or other opportunities, which would otherwise not be available.

Healthy and Safe Places for Children and Youth — Any business, organization, government agency or community initiative that offers, supports or provides programs that improve health outcomes and/or encourage healthy activities and safe places for children to learn and play. This can include, but is not limited to, programmatic support for physical, mental or emotional health, nutrition, prenatal care, parenting support, afterschool programming, sports programs, enrichment programs and/ or support or provision of space. This can include, but is not limited to, individual or programmatic support related to physical, mental or emotional health, nutrition, prenatal care, parenting support or special learning opportunities related to the children of Genesee County.

Opportunities to Develop Life Skills for Youth — Any business, organization, government agency or community initiative that offers youth the opportunity to develop life skills. This can include, but is not limited to, programs which support positive youth development, skill/vocational training and/or employ youth in meaningful and positive work.

Volunteerism Opportunities for Youth or to Serve Youth — Any business, organization, government agency or community initiative that offers, supports or provides youth with volunteerism opportunities. This can include, but is not limited to, any program, individual or institution that supports and integrates meaningful community service that engages or serves youth.

Youth nominations must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. All other nominations must be received by Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

Awards will be presented at the 20th Annual Children’s Champion Awards Breakfast, 7:30. a.m., Friday, Feb. 6 at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

For more information call 810-234- 5007 or visit online at kids@prioritychildren.org. R.S.


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