Individuals and organizations that are positively impacting local children are being recognized for their efforts.
The Prince William County Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Council (HCHY) is accepting nominations for its Local Heroes program.
Consisting of personnel from non-profits and agencies, the council aims to teach others how they can support children, according to a release from the county.
Through its Local Heroes program, it recognizes those who are making a difference.
“It is an opportunity for members of the community — individuals, companies and organizations — to be recognized for doing things that improve the lives of young people in Prince William County,” Council Co-Chair Tracy Hannigan said in a release.
All community members are eligible to be nominated, according to Hannigan, who also serves as the county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism deputy director.
“I think it’s an opportunity to recognize anyone that is intentionally going above and beyond to help youth in the community learn to be caring and responsible adults,” Hannigan said. “It can be a neighbor, a pastor, a coach, a teacher, a co-worker or family member, anyone is eligible.”
Those submitting a nomination should provide the person’s name and contact information. They must also explain how the nominee demonstrates at least one of four characteristics — communication, empowering, education and serving the community
Submissions should be emailed to Hannigan at email@example.com by Dec. 7.
The chosen nominees will be recognized at the Edward L. Kelley Leadership Center in Manassas on January 10.
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