Nominate someone outstanding for the Annual Champion Awards, to be presented at the 14th Annual Strengthening Youth & Families Conference in November 2018 at the Galveston San Luis Resort & Conference Center. Nominations are due by September 21.


The Jimmie Hall Kester’s Champion for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Award will be presented to a leader in Texas who champions a commitment to excellence in juvenile justice or who has helped communities move forward in the provision of delinquency prevention services. Nominate someone you know who has been a leader and visionary in the field of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, promotion of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, commitment to excellence, and evidence of helping to move both communities and the state forward in this field.

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The Stella Churchill Mullins Champion for Children’s Mental Health Award will be presented to a leader in Texas who champions a commitment to excellence in children’s mental health services or who has helped communities move forward in the provision of children’s mental health services. Nominate someone you know who has been a leader and visionary in the field of children’s mental health, promotion of children’s mental health, commitment to excellence, and evidence of helping to move both communities and the state forward in this field.

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Community volunteers are often the heart of public service. They are selfless individuals who roll up their sleeves and get to work meeting our community’s greatest challenges. The Champion for Community Volunteerism Award will recognize a community volunteer who is engaged in the service delivery of one of the host organizations of the 2018 Strengthening Youth & Families Conference. Nominate someone you know who has exhibited leadership in the field of volunteerism, promotion of volunteerism to others, commitment to excellence, and evidence of helping move both communities and the state forward in the provision of services as a result of volunteerism.

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: September 21, 2018
Scan & send nominations to:
Lillian.Nguyen@hhsc.state.tx.us
Questions? Call 512-380-4330