State Representative Themis Klarides received the 2010 “Children’s Champion” Award given annually by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance at an awards breakfast Wednesday morning, May 26 at the State Capitol.
“I am honored to receive the ‘Children’s Champion’ award. The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance’s work tackles children’s issues with a whole-child approach including educational development, health and hygiene, safety and child poverty in hopes to make the world a better place for children. Through their work, they give a brighter future filled with hope to so many Connecticut kids, which ultimately makes the future a little brighter for all of us,” Rep. Klarides said.
The award honors community leaders and elected officials who show a strong commitment to early childhood issues. This year, Rep. Klarides also received the “Champion of Youth” award from the Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs for members of the legislature or executive branch who consistently support and advocate for the expansion of youth services.
Rep. Klarides serves on the Education Committee and dedicates much of her time to community involvement in youth programs and children’s issues.