First 5 Riverside County Accepting Nominations for 2023 Champion for Children Award
January 17, 2023
Nominations have opened for First 5 Riverside County’s (F5RC) annual Champion for Children Award. Each year the award recognizes people and organizations whose leadership and advocacy embody the vision of F5RC: to ensure all children prenatal through age five have the best start in life. Nominations are due by Wednesday, February 22.
The Champion for Children Award comes with $1,000 to support a community event of the recipient’s choice. The Champion is also recognized by the F5RC Commission as well as in a press release and on F5RC social media channels.
The 2022 Champion for Children was the youngest in the award’s history: 17 year-old Solange Signoret whose anti-bullying advocacy extends not only throughout Riverside County but has included national speaking engagements in Washington D.C. Solange selected the Palm Springs-based anti-bullying non-profit for whom she serves as a youth ambassador, Boo2Bullying, to receive the 2022 sponsorship award to host a community event.
The next Champion for Children will be approved by the F5RC Commission in May and formally recognized in July. Nominees must be a resident of Riverside County and have lived/worked within the county for at least two years. The recipient selected will have achievements that align with F5RC strategic goals, including quality early learning, comprehensive health and development, and resilient families.
Visit www.First5Riverside.org for the complete nomination process and form. For additional information, please contact F5RC Public Information Specialist Sean Pravica at (951) 203-3097.