From the blog: An opportunity to honor the heroes among us

alliesawards365 days a year, thousands of people across Northern Virginia are working to protect children, support parents and strengthen families. From social workers to teachers to child advocates to coaches to faith leaders, these people are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends.

They’re also HEROES.

They’re connecting with the children in our community every day, changing the directions of lives and lifting up families in countless ways.

Now it’s time to celebrate their commitment and compassion. Every year, SCAN hosts the Allies in Prevention Awards, a special opportunity to honor individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. We’ve honored everyone from elected officials to social workers, from doctors to foster parents.

Who is a hero in YOUR community? Let’s share their story. Let’s celebrate their impact. Let’s lift THEM up as an example for the rest of us.

Nominate a HERO you know for a 2014 Allies in Prevention Award. Download the official nomination form here and submit it by February 10th.

Stay tuned – we will announce five winners (one from each region of Northern Virginia) on April 1, 2014 at the 12th Annual Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon.