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2024 Children's Champion Awards

Thank you again to everyone who attended, supported, or tuned-in to, the 2023 Children's Champion Awards! Congratulations again to all of the deserving nominees! Please join our mailing list below to stay up-to-date on when 2023 nominations and scholarships are available! Save the date for 2024's Award Ceremony, Thursday, March 21, 2024.

Interested in sponsoring?

Nominations for Children's Champion Awards now open until January 2024. Nominate someone using the links below.

Congratulations Heroes!

2023 Children's Champions

Bob Emerson Scholarship,

presented by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Madison Bright & Colleen Blackwood

Crim Fitness Foundation Active & Healthy Leader Award,

presented by Crim Fitness Foundation

Elizabeth Wise

Exceptional Business Award,

presented by JP Morgan Chase

Kids Like Mine

Exceptional Business Award,

presented by Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Crossover Outreach

Karen Church Lifetime Achievement Award,

presented by McLaren Flint

Honorable Duncan Beagle

Multidisciplinary Team Award,

presented by ELGA Credit Union

Monica Gildner

Multidisciplinary Team Award,

presented by ELGA Credit Union

Sgt. Michael Bernard

Robert & Vickie Weiss Outstanding Youth Award,

presented by Genesee Health System

Victoria Griffith

Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award,

presented by Hurley Medical Center

Vanita Wilson

Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award,

presented by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Kyle Ferguson

Volunteer Engagement to Serve Youth Award,

presented by McLaren Health Plan

Foster Love

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I do when I arrive?

If you are a sponsor See your table number in the message above. When you arrive there will be a board with the table numbers on it to help you get to your table. You can also fly over to our Help Desk for assistance.

If you are a nominee or ticket holder - you can sit in any of the open seating. Our Marvel and DC superhero volunteers will be there to help you. Be sure to grab your nomination certificate if you were nominated for an award!

Do I need to print a ticket?

No, there are no physical tickets. If you RSVP'd or purchased a seat you are all set, you'll just need to give your name or company at the check-in table. Thank you for your support!


The Downtown Development Authority is our 2023 Parking Sponsor. Parking is available both at the attached University of Michigan Riverfront Conference Center Parking Ramp, and the Rutherford Parking Lot off of Beach St.

The University of Michigan Parking Ramp entrance is located in the front of the building, off Saginaw Street and W. Union Street. After you enter the parking structure, you can take the elevator or stairs to the ground floor. The entry point to the elevator is located on the third and fourth levels of the structure. You will not be able to enter the building through the housing skywalk which is on the third floor, as this is reserved for residence hall students with swipe card access. After you make your way to the ground floor, or if you parked at the Rutherford Lot, you will walk across W. Union Street and enter the main entrance to Riverfront Conference Center. The conference center is to the left of the main entrance lobby.

What about breakfast?

Breakfast, and cold and hot beverages, will be provided. Refreshments will be available at 7:30 am, the program will begin promptly at 8:00 am.

If I was nominated, how will I know if I won?

Winners will be announced live during the program and will be asked to go to the stage. If you win, you will have an optional opportunity to speak for one minute. Please listen closely when the category you were nominated for is announced to find out if you are a winner.

2024 Event Partner