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Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award

Congratulations to last year's recipients, Sole Bros!

Members of Sole Bros join with 4C and The Schueler Group representatives following the youth award presentation
Members of Sole Bros join with 4C and The Schueler Group representatives following the youth award presentation. Pictured are: (back row, from left) Spencer Boyd II, Curtis Harrison and Kellen Newman. (Front row, from left) Breiland Anderson; Christy Stockton, 4C Gala chairperson; Vanessa Freytag, 4C CEO/president; Margaret Drexel, Schueler Group and Eric Thompson Jr.

The 2017 recipient of the Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award was Sole Bros, a not-for-profit organization founded by five Cincinnati high school students. Sole Bros was honored for their work in collecting, reconditioning and distributing gently worn sneakers to needy children both in the United States and across the globe. Read more about these young men and their inspiring work.

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

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Starbound Stewart Dance Program

Kenton County Schools Hanner’s Heroes

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

Moeller High School Corryville Little Buddies/Mentoring

St. Xavier High School Big Buddies Project

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Contact Ilona Piaskowy at 513-758-1323 for more information.

 

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