Champions for Children

Every year, we recognize outstanding local advocates for children and youth as “Champions for Children.” The four categories in support of children and families are:

  • Educational Opportunities – given to an educator, community leader, volunteer or group who has increased educational opportunities.
  • Healthy Children – given to a professional, community leader, volunteer or group who has advocated for policies that promote the physical and emotional health and well being of children & families.
  • Strong Families – given to a parent, caregiver, community leader, volunteer or group who has advocated for policies and programs that strengthen families, promote safe communities or increase economic opportunities.
  • Youth – given to a young person (21 years or younger) who has demonstrated exemplary courage, creativity, leadership and commitment.


The 2017 awards will be May 4.  Nominations are currently being accepted until April 8, 2017. Please download form below:

2017 Award Nomination Form


Our 2016 winners (see photo above) were:

Educational Opportunities: Calvert County Board of Education member, Tracy McGuire  (second from left) &  Northern High School Counselor Kimberly MacDonald (her father pictured, far right)

Healthy Children: Former President Prince Frederick Eagles William Saunders (center)

Strong Families: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Coordinator, Candice D’Agostino (second from right)

Youth: Patuxent High School student & student member of the Board of Education, Alexya Brown (not pictured)

Community Collaborator:  Kiwanis Club of Calvert County (President George Leah, far left)