For 20 years, The Realities For Children Awards Gala has been honoring leaders in our community and victorious youth who have triumphed over childhood abuse. Each year we are proud to recognize the unsung heroes in Child Protection, Law Enforcement, Youth Agencies, Volunteers, Foster Parents, Realities For Children Business Members and all those who come together in Larimer County to make a
The Gala will start out with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner, entertainment and our awards presentations.
Within our program each year, we have a special section dedicated to our Youth Awards. This year that will be our Keeping Dreams Alive Awards, which are designed to not only encourage children in the social services system to identify and follow their dreams, but to inspire them to make their dreams a reality!
The children who are awarded are between 6-14 years old and are nominated by our Partner Agencies. Each child nominated was asked to share what their dreams are for the future as well as what their dream is for today. On this magical evening, we gather as a community to grant their 'today' dream and to help them believe in the dreams for their future.