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Family Futures seeks nominees for 25th Annual Service to Children Awards
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To nominate someone for one of the five award categories, fill out the online form here.

The 2012 Service to Children Award Recipients

The 2012 Service to Children Award Recipients /Terry Johnston

The 2012 Service to Children Awards

The 2012 Service to Children Awards /Terry Johnston


They’re the change makers, the dreamers, the dot connectors, those who will stop at nothing to improve the lives of children and families in West Michigan. Family Futures’ 25th Annual Service to Children Awards is your chance to shine a light on these unsung heroes and provide the recognition they deserve.

Family Futures believes every child deserves a chance to thrive. It all starts by building strong families – and that’s what their services do. The Service to Children Awards honor those who share Family Futures’ value of fostering safe, strong and supported families and their vision of shaping a community that protects children from abuse and neglect.

The five award categories that will be recognized at the 25th annual Service to Children Awards are:

  • Booker T. Washington Volunteer Award: A volunteer who has given his or her time to programs and services focused on children and families
  • Christine Nelson Professional Award: A professional who is committed to efforts that support children and families
  • Community Group Professional Award: An established group or organization that shares our vision to protect children, support families and strengthen our community
  • Lifetime Child Advocate Award: An individual who has devoted a lifetime of service to children and families
  • Positive Youth Development: An organization that uses positive youth development to empower and engage young people

Nominations are accepted through Monday, March 4, 2013. Click here for nomination information and online form.

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