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Champions in Our Midst

“Champions in our Midst” is Anthem Strong Families’ awards luncheon honoring individuals, businesses and corporations that have chosen to be the champion for their families, constituents and employees. The honorees are members of the Dallas/Fort Worth community who are transforming lives, fashioning innovative family friendly policies and providing vision and courageous leadership to help families soar.

Award Categories

The Paladin Award

Is the highest CHAMPION AWARD for an individual, organization or corporation. The PALADIN AWARD recognizes those with a passion for and dedication to continuous improvement and who has dedicated their life’s work or significant corporate resources to making outstanding contributions and major differences with families.

The Warrior Award

Recognizes an individual, organization and/or corporation fighting on behalf of family-friendly policies, procedures and/or guidelines that change outcomes for families. The recipient of this award is committed to staying the course for change and fighting obstacles

The Guardian Award

Recognizes individuals, organizations and corporations who are providing CHAMPION LEADERSHIP and innovation on behalf of families. This recipient is considered by their peers and/or constituents a role model and exhibits behavior and/or policies that inspire, encourage and challenge others to achieve performance excellence on behalf of families and family policies.

The Hero Award

Recognizes individuals, organizations and/or corporations who are displaying a relentless display of courage in pursuing family-friendly policies and ideals. The HERO may travel into the face of danger yet combats fear and adversity for positive outcomes

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Former and active program participants gather for our annual Champion Family Reunion! We give families the opportunity to escape from day-to-day life and struggles, and enjoy music, food, old fashioned sack races, tug-of-war and family-oriented table games. We believe families are the cornerstone of the community and celebrating the importance of families is extremely important to us.


Anthem Strong Families, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearing House, and the Center for Urban Families brought together national, regional and local leaders to examine “the grip of fatherlessness on our future.” Experts discussed the force-multiplier of fatherlessness and how it affects all aspects of society like teenage pregnancy, the high school dropout rate, drug abuse, domestic violence and other social indicators.