Nominations open for First 5 Riverside Champion for Children Award


RIVERSIDE – Nominations are now being accepted for the First 5 Riverside Champion for Children Award. The nomination form and guidelines are available online at Entries will be accepted until Nov. 1.

The Champion for Children Award was created to honor and bring awareness to people and organizations whose leadership and advocacy embody the vision of First 5 Riverside, where all children in Riverside County are healthy and thrive in supportive, nurturing, and loving environments and enter school ready to learn and embrace lifelong learning.

Nominees must currently be living and/or working in Riverside County for at least two years. The recipient selected will have achievements that align with First 5 Riverside strategic goals, including quality early learning, comprehensive health and development and resilient families.

The award will be presented by the Riverside County Children and Families Commission in early 2020. To recognize the recipient, First 5 Riverside will sponsor $1,000 toward a community event of the recipient’s choosing during the Week of the Young Child in April 2020. The recipient will also receive a plaque and be recognized on the First 5 Riverside website and social media channels.

For additional information, contact First 5 Riverside public information specialist Sean Pravica at (951) 203-3097.

Submitted by First 5 Riverside.