Champions For children
Each year, we invite the community to nominate people, organizations, or businesses in Pierce County for the Champions for Children award. This award is intended to recognize those who have an extraordinary ability to make children and families feel encouraged, uplifted, and supported.
Nominees may include a dedicated volunteer, a grocery store employee, a family-friendly business, or a crossing guard who always goes the extra mile to show they care in unique and meaningful ways.
Champions are selected by the PCS Engagement Team, and
surprised awarded in a place and with people special to them.
Nominate a 2021 Champion!
Champions are all around us – volunteers, groups, businesses, mentors, friends, neighbors, and advocates. Do you know an individual, team, organization, or business in Pierce County who has an extraordinary ability to make children and families feel encouraged, uplifted, and supported? If so, nominate them today for the 2021 Champions for Children Award!
Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center
Early learning champion and legislative advocate.
Fierce advocate for child care access and affordability.
Thoughtful and loving teacher at A Step Ahead supporting families of infants and toddlers with special needs.
The Pod Works & Kayla Schroader
Founded by the visionary, Kayla Schroader, a working space dedicated to “Mompreneurs”.
Laura Lee Bentle
Dedicated Pierce County CASA Coordinator and Advocate.
Dedicated YWCA volunteer with the Little Learners program.
Executive Director of Amara and leading social advocate for children in foster care.
Red Elm Cafè
Jennifer, Sarah and Adina created a cafè where children are welcomed as part of their community.
Judge John Hickman
A leader at Pierce County Juvenile Court for the innovative Best for Babies/Baby Court.
Integral to the successful implementation of Best for Babies/Baby Court.
A leader and integral part of the Children Services Network, Pierce County’s first early learning coalition, awarded at the 2017 Champion for Children Celebration.
Grocery Outlet at 56th St.
Brian Mack- Grocery Outlet store owner, awarded at Customer Block Party celebration.
Director at Grandview Early Learning Center, awarded at staff meeting.
Holly Bamford Hunt
Director of the Bamford Foundation, awarded at 2016 Champion Recognition Event.
Washington State Senator, awarded at 2016 Champion Recognition Event.
Spanaway Lutheran Preschool director and teacher, awarded at Spanaway Lutheran Church.
Brianna Rommel Howell
Bethel High School student, awarded at Bethel School Board meeting.
Family Support Worker, awarded at Family Support Worker Meeting.