Each year at the Annual Strengthening Youth & Families Conference, the host agencies recognize three Texas Champions of youth and families with special awards.
  • Stella Churchill Mullins' Champion for Children's Mental Health Award
  • Jimmie Hall Kester's Champion for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Award
  • Community Volunteer of the Year Award
We are now accepting nominations for each of these awards. There is no limit on the number of nominations that may be submitted by an agency or organization. Everyone nominated for this award will receive notification and an invitation to attend the conference. Nominations are due by September 22. Awards will be presented at the conference during October 30-November 2, 2017 in Georgetown, Texas at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center.

Please review the eligibility criteria for each award carefully. You may email up to 4 pages of supporting documentation to Lillian.Stengart@HHSC.State.TX.US. This may include letters of recommendation, newspaper articles, awards, etc.

If you have any questions about the nomination process or the conference, please contact Lillian Stengart at 512-487-3312. 

* 1. Who is submitting the nomination?