The award categories are:
The Resilience Award: Designed to celebrate those people who make unseen, heroic sacrifices every day to make sure their children’s needs are met and that they attend school each day ready to learn.
The Village Leader Award: For those people who look after others' children as their own: the troop leaders, postal workers, grandparents, block club leaders, crossing guards, and coaches. Village Leaders are considered parental figures and show their love for all children in the community.
The Always-There Award: Acknowledges the community members who can always be relied upon to be there. This could be a grandparent who never stops praying, a pastor who keeps his church doors open, or a teacher who stays in touch with her students long after they’ve graduated.
The Sharlonda Buckman Champion for Children Award: For people who give of themselves with passion, joy, and unwavering commitment to improve the lives of young people in Detroit. Whether through legislation, advocacy, volunteering, or other avenues, this person is always working for the well-being of all children and give a voice to important issues that affect our children.
Nominations must be submitted to Detroit Parent Network by Thursday, November 30th at 11:59 P.M. EST. For questions and more information, please email email@example.com or call (313)309-8100. Nominees do not have to be parents in order to be eligible for an award.