Nominations for Connect with Kids Champions are now open!

Do you know an exceptional teacher, custodian, neighbor, youth program leader, coach, youth minister, foster parent, Scout leader or child advocate? How about a business, team, club or group?

Nominate him, her, or them as a Connect with Kids Champion!

Connect with Kids Champions go out of their way to connect and build supportive relationships with young people; a Champion can be an:

  • Individual (youth or adult)
  • Group or team
  • Organization or business

Since 2004, 97 Champions have been celebrated by the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Familiesas a way to recognize individuals or groups who make extraordinary effort to build mentoring relationships with young people, and inspire others in the community to do the same.

Champions are selected based on the length and depth of their relationship with youth, as well as how the Champion inspires and supports young people to grow and thrive.

Nominations are accepted now through April 18.

Questions? Please contact Michael Swisher at, or x1671.