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‘Champion for Children’ Recipient Announced

APRIL, 2017 — LACASA Center’s Champion for Children award recipient was named recently at the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council’s Power of One Luncheon at the Howell Opera House.

Robin Schutz was chosen as this year’s winner in honor of her personal and professional commitment to working for children and her tireless efforts to bring together multiple agencies and resources who share the common goal of supporting youth in the community.

The Champion for Children award is a joint effort between the CAP Council and the Great Start Collaborative of Livingston County to recognize outstanding individuals who devote significant time and energy to helping children in Livingston County.

 “Robin is a part of so many efforts to support children and families in Livingston County,” said Holly Naylor, LACASA’s CAP Council coordinator. “Her nomination letter stood out because of how she works in so many ways and with so many organizations to get things done for kids. Her passion for giving children the best possible start in life is evident in all that she does. She is a true asset to Livingston County families.”

Schutz is the Coordinator of the Great Start Collaborative, but is not a part of the Champion for Children award selection committee.

“In addition to her work with Great Start, Robin has developed relationships with local representatives, which allows her to advocate for good early childhood public policies,” Naylor said. “Robin also understands the value in reaching out to local businesses and service clubs such as Kiwanis, Rotary, and the Optimists’ Club, because the best support for children and families includes active participation from all corners of our community.

The CAP Council held the Power of One Luncheon to recognize and thank individuals in Livingston County who work to make it a safer place for children. This year for the first time, all Champion for Children nominees were named and a brief summary of their nomination letter was read. Steve Bloom and Dr. Thomas Kellogg of the Kellogg Family Foundation also were recognized for their support of the CAP Council.

 “During Child Abuse Prevention Month the CAP Council emphasizes the Power of One,” said Naylor. “One person, one action, and one dollar can all work together to create real change for real kids and families. This luncheon was an opportunity to thank several of the individuals who are living examples of the power of one person to impact the lives of children here in Livingston County.”

For questions about the Champion for Children award, the Power of One Luncheon, or CAP Council programs contact the CAP Council at hnaylor@lacasacenter.org or call 517-548-1350.

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