2016 Hands-on Heroes and Champions of Youth

First 5 SLO County and Early Learning for All (ELFA) announce San Luis Obispo County's sixth "Hands-on Hero" Awards, which honor exceptional individuals in SLO County who have positively impacted children's lives. Hands-on Hero and Champions of Youth Awards recognize individuals for their everyday "hands-on" work on behalf of children ages prenatal to 5 and their families.


2013 Children's Summit

On April 19, 2013 San Luis Obispo County further proved its strong commitment to our youngest citizens, as nearly 200 people turned out for the 2013 Children’s Summit.

The Children’s Bill of Rights for San Luis Obispo County was unveiled at the Summit; four Hands-on Heroes were honored for their tireless work supporting our children; and the first “Champion for Youth” award was presented to Jim Brabeck, a community advocate for children of all ages.