Celebrating champions for children in Genesee County

Published: Feb. 8, 2019 at 3:42 PM EST
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(02/08/19) - Every kid needs a champion, someone to look out for them, improve their lives and flood them with love.

Friday morning, more than 1,000 people gathered for the Children's Champion Breakfast to celebrate over 150 nominees who do just that each and every day in our community.

The awards ceremony organized by Voices for Children is a unique opportunity for advocates in Genesee County to rally around children and continue to make their future a top priority.

Ten awards and five scholarships were presented to local individuals, businesses, organizations and initiatives for their contributions to making sure local children thrive. We've included the full list of winners with this article.

Click on the link provided to learn more about the Voices for Children organization, formed by the recent merger of The Weiss Child Advocacy Center and Priority Children.


-Outstanding Retiree Award: Coach Lee Yorton

-Caring Adult Award: Kendra Meuhlen

-Outstanding Youth Award: Miriam Bingham, Flushing High School

-Crim Fitness Foundation (Active & Healthy Leader Award): Flint PAL Officers Kevin Smith and Terrence Walker

-Special Resources for Children and Youth: Genesee and Flint Chamber of Commerce’s YOUTHQUEST

-Opportunities to Develop Life Skills for Youth: CMB FOUNDATION/Chris McLavish

-Volunteer Engagement to Serve the Youth: GCCARD

-Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT): Det. Eric Freeman and Tara Pender Scholarship Awards

-The Guy and Linda Moxam Scholarship: Miriam Bingham

-Bob Emerson Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint: Marrisa Cox, Elizabeth Gibbs and Jenna Bearup.

-Curbco Youth Achieving a Career in Skills Trade Scholarships: Benjamin Jobe, Davison High School and Cheyenne Settles



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