Nominate an Unsung Hero (Parent Award)

By the Department of Children, Youth & Families

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One of our favorite times of the year is upon us—PARENT RECOGNITION MONTH—in February!

The Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) will celebrate Parent Recognition Month in February 2021 by honoring extraordinary parents, caregivers, guardians and community members across Washington State through the annual Unsung Heroes campaign.

Since 2011, with your help, we have honored 253 parents and caregivers in Washington for the roles they have taken with their families, schools and communities. They have been recognized because they have shown strength, courage and empathy in their communities. We also acknowledge that this year, parents and primary caregivers have been called upon more than ever to be the buffer for the traumatic experiences that our world has been facing. Parents and caregivers around Washington State are supporting their children, families and communities in exceptional ways through this pandemic and we want to show our appreciation.

Submit your nomination today! The nomination form is available in both English and Spanish.

All nominations must be submitted by January 11, 2021.
For more information, email


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