Two local organizations are once again recognizing a community member that has made a noteworthy and positive impact on the lives of children and this is the final week for nominations.

The Great Start Collaborative and LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council are partnering to choose a champion for children, which will be announced at a luncheon April 4th. CAP Council coordinator Holly Naylor says they are looking for nominees that mentor, support or advocate for local kids in a significant way. Naylor says Great Start and the CAP Council will choose a person or persons that exemplify the makings of a Champion for Children without expectation of recognition.

Naylor tells WHMI April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Champion award is a reminder of the many individuals in the community that protect and serve children. Nominees will also be recognized at the Champion luncheon. The luncheon will follow LACASA’s Plant a Pinwheel Celebration at the Howell Carnegie Library, which kicks off the April awareness campaign. The deadline to nominate an individual for the Champion for Children Award is this Friday, March 23rd. (JK)