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KIDS COUNT Leadership Awards Nominations Due by 12/31/19
2020 KIDS COUNT Leadership Awards

​Child advocates and change-makers are among those KIDS COUNT in Delaware seeks to honor via a 2020 KIDS COUNT Leadership Awards program. The program is a celebration of Delawareans who have been leaders in improving the health and well-being of our state's children and youth.

Please nominate a person in your community and encourage others to do the same by going to Awardees will be celebrated at the KIDS COUNT 25th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Dover.

“Our 25th anniversary has given us a chance to reflect on 25 years of data, policy and outcomes for Delaware kids,” said Janice Barlow, director of KIDS COUNT in Delaware. “We know that the changes we’re seeing in our analyses have happened due to the perseverance of individuals and organizations who were tireless advocates on behalf of our state’s youth. This is a chance to recognize some of the leaders who are making Delaware a better place for kids.”

Nominations may be made in the following categories:

  • Professional Leader or Volunteer (New Castle County, Kent County or Sussex County) - Given to a person whose services to children (paid or unpaid) has shown vision and excellence. Demonstrates exemplary leadership and commitment in articulating and championing the needs of children in his/her community.
  • Leadership in Government - Given to a city, county or state government employee or agency that has demonstrated consistent leadership, creativity and courage in their arena, advocating and developing and/or implementing public policies that have a positive impact on the lives of children.
  • Leadership in Philanthropy - Given to a private or corporate foundation or philanthropist that has consistently demonstrated their leadership and commitment to Delaware's children by financially supporting groundbreaking initiatives to positively impact children.
  • Leadership in Media - Given to a journalist, commercial or public media outlet that recognizes the exemplary media presentation of a critical issue related to children or family policy, program or advocacy topic.
  • Best Use of Data to Make Change - Given to an individual or organization that has utilized KIDS COUNT data to make a decision about a program, service or legislative change that has had a positive impact on the lives of children in Delaware.

DEADLINE: All nominations must be received by KIDS COUNT in Delaware via by December 31, 2019. Questions regarding these awards may be addressed to Janice Barlow at or (302) 831-3462.

October 25, 2019

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