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2016 Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award Winner Announced

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Starbound Stewart Dance Program is the recipient of the 4C Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award, which will be presented at the Feb. 11, 2017 Gala. The after-school dance program not only has taught more than 60 third and fourth grade Stewart Elementary girls from low-income, primarily immigrant households basic hip-hop, jazz and ballet techniques and routines, but has helped them build up their self-esteem and self confidence, enhance their motor skills and create cross-cultural friendships.

Meghan Lawlor and Morgan Renners celebrate with children who participated in the Starbound Stewart Dance Program
Meghan Lawlor (back row, far left) and Morgan Renners (back row, far right) celebrate with children from Stewart Elementary School following their dance recital this fall. Meghan and Morgan are the founders of the Starbound Stewart Dance Program.

This youth award celebrates a high school project led and implemented by students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of the children of our community—locally or abroad. The goal is to reinforce in the leaders of tomorrow the importance of investing in the children of today.

Previous Award Winners

Aiken New Tech High School: Aiken-Largo School Project in Sierra Leone

St. Xavier High School Big Buddies Project

Mariemont High School Key Club: 5K race for The Eliminate Project

Moeller High School Corryville Little Buddies/Mentoring

Kenton County Schools Hanner’s Heroes

Criteria for Applying

High school projects anywhere in 4C's multi-county service area are eligible to apply if they meet these criteria:

  1. A project must demonstrate the direct involvement of high school students and do one or more of the following:
    • empower and educate young children through direct service
    • provide leadership or raise awareness on an issue that impacts young children
    • improve the quality of life of young children.
  2. A project application must be submitted by a teacher, service learning coordinator or a school administrator (principal, guidance counselor).
  3. A project must be complete or able to show evidence of success by the time of its application.

Applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 31, 2017.

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