Champions for Children

2013 Champions for Children Winners


The Champions for Children Awards Ceremony is generously sponsored by
Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade

 The Children's Trust Champions for Children awards ceremony honors individuals and programs that have achieved greatness in their service to children and families. This annual, signature event has become one of the most coveted within the community of child advocates and in all of Miami-Dade County and serves as an inspiration to others to follow in the path of our award recipients. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Cheryl Little
David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award
For Lifetime Achievement and Dedication to Children

Rep. Erik Fresen
Excellence in Public Policy
For effectively championing early learning through dedicated public service

Mimi Schultz
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Excellence in Direct Service to Children and Families

Family Central PBS
Excellence in School Readiness Programming

Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Excellence in Youth Programming for School and Life Success

Excellence in Health, Family or Community Services


Previous Honorees
2005 Bernard Perlmutter   2006 Hon. William E. Gladstone   2007 Tracy & Alonzo Mourning   2008 Lilia Garcia   2009 Helene Good
  Hon. William E.
  Tracy & Alonzo
2005   2006   2007   2008   2009
2010 Jean Caceres-Gonzalez   2010 Sister Lucia Ceccotti   2011 Robert Nolan   2012 Michael Alessandri   2013 Cheryl Little
Lucia Ceccotti
  Dr. Michael
  Cheryl Little
2010   2010   2011   2012   2013


For more information about Champions for Children, please contact Karen Liederman at



Other Annual Events

The Children's Trust Family Expo! Fun for the Whole Family

The Children’s Trust Family Expo is a day-long a family festival at the Miami-Dade Fair and Expo Center on Saturday, September 13, 2014. It features activities and entertainment for the entire family in an effort to provide parents with direct contact with health and social services, as well as educational opportunities. The event attracts more than 20,000 visitors a year. Activities include: face painters, clowns, stiltwalkers, magicians, storytellers, arts & crafts, bounce houses, rock climbing walls, music and dance performances, workshops and classes for parents, child fingerprinting, injury prevention, programs for children with special needs, Pre-K registration, KidCare outreach, vaccination information, after-school programs, child seat safety demonstrations, puppet shows, appearances by well-known characters, mobile units offering community services and much more.

Make sure you read ALL of the following documents and allow yourself plenty of time to prepare adequately.


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Registered Exhibitors
All the information you need should be available in the documents posted above. Please read them carefully. If you still have a question that we have not covered, please write to Thank you for your cooperation!