The 2021 Champions for Children awards will honor community members who went above and beyond to support Hawaiʻi’s keiki during the COVID-19 crisis. Awardees will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on April 7, 2021 presented by the nonprofit Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network.

HCAN’s first Champions for Children awards event was scheduled for March 2020 — just as COVID-19 became a global pandemic. We canceled the event and immediately pivoted to responding to the crisis through advocacy, public education, and community organizing. Since then, over the past ten months, we’ve seen the community step up in extraordinary ways for our keiki. In this second iteration of our event, we want to recognize some of those amazing contributions.

This year, HCAN will present 11 awards, reflecting our vision of Hawaiʻi where all children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. There is no cost to submit a nomination, and a nominee can be submitted for multiple categories. Self-nominations are also welcome. Read more about the awards.

The virtual awards ceremony on April 7 will be free to stream, with a $25 suggested donation to HCAN. Click here to get your tickets.



Ryan Catalani • HCAN Director of Advancement
[email protected]
(808) 531-5502 ext. 4


About HCAN

Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network (HCAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the only one in the state of Hawaii solely committed to advocating for children. We address the root causes of poverty and inequity and develop public policies that help children and their families.  

Our Mission: Building a unified voice educating and advocating for Hawaii's children.

Our Vision: All of Hawaiʻi’s children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Click here to learn more about HCAN.