Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to Receive 2017 Champion of Youth First Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to Receive 2017 Champion of Youth First AwardYouth First, Inc. will honor Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch at its 10th Annual Breakfast of Champions event on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 am at St. Vincent Manor in Evansville. Crouch will receive the Dr. William Wooten Champion of Youth First Award.Through her public service career and personal pursuits, Lt. Governor Crouch has focused on improving opportunities for Hoosiers. Having witnessed Youth First’s continued success strengthening youth and families, Suzanne became a champion for expanding the organization’s evidence-based prevention model.Proud to have been born and raised in Evansville, Suzanne is a vibrant leader and passionate community advocate with a heart for serving others, especially those challenged by disabilities. She receivedthe 2012 Public Policy Award from the ARC of Indiana for her work with people with disabilities and was named Legislator of the Year in 2011 by the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.Before becoming the 52nd Lt. Governor of Indiana, Suzanne served as State Auditor. Prior to that, she served as the State Representative for House District 78, which encompasses parts of Vanderburgh andWarrick Counties. She previously held the offices of Vanderburgh County Auditor and Vanderburgh County Commissioner.The media is invited to attend the Breakfast of Champions. Suzanne will be available for interviews and photos immediately following the event (approximately 8:30 am). Media is asked to RSVP to JanaPritchett ([email protected]) by Monday, October 16th.About Youth First, Inc.:Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. Youth First partners with 59 schools across 7 countiesto provide 39 Master’s level social workers who assess needs, develop and implement prevention plans, and connect students and their families to community resources. Youth First also offers afterschool programs involving parents andcaregivers to strengthen families. For more information about Youth First, please visit www.youthfirstinc.org or call 812-421-8336 www.youthfirstinc.org or call 812-421-833last_img

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