They’re often the unsung heroes of our community, but each spring we sing their praises. For 25 years, Family Futures has been recognizing individuals and community groups whose efforts have significantly helped protect children and strengthen families.
The award celebration is on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Celebration Cinema North’s Wave Room. Registration form at the bottom of this page, seats are limited!
A special thank you to our Partner in Celebration sponsor, Marge’s Donut Den.
2013 Award Recipients
Family Futures is proud to honor the following groups and individuals for their service to children and families in Kent County. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments!
Booker T. Washington Volunteer Award: A volunteer who has given his or her time to programs and services focused on children and families. Harrison D. Jones Jr. Director/Founder, Directions Unlimited; Parent Liaison, W.C. Abney Academy • Over 30 years of building character, involving parents and engaging volunteers.
Christine Nelson Professional Award: A professional who is committed to efforts that support children and families. Paul Haan, Executive Director of Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan • A leader in building community, protecting the environment and preserving the health of children and families.
Lifetime Child Advocate Award: An individual who has devoted a lifetime of service to children and families. Susan Heartwell, Executive Director of The Student Advancement Foundation • A long-time champion for children in our community through advocacy and leadership across the nonprofit sector.
Community Group Professional Award: An established group or organization that shares our vision to protect children, support families and strengthen our community. Expanded Learning Opportunities Network of Our Community’s Children.
Positive Youth Development Award (NEW!): An organization or program that uses positive youth development to empower and engage young people. Girls Incorporated at the YWCA of West Central Michigan.
Use the form below to save your seat at the Service to Children Awards! You can also email STCA@familyfutures.net with your guest names and email addresses.