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Lionheart Award

The Lionheart Award honors a volunteer sponsor who has given so much of their time, money and energy to Youth Villages in support of the YV5K over the years. The "Lionheart" name represents volunteers with big hearts.

Lionheart Award Recipients

Dalynn Stewart - 2016
Trina Pelot - 2015 
Debbie Howard - 2014
Holley Vinson - 2013 
Jo Shaner - 2012
Vicki Blackwell - 2011
Dusty Kidd - 2010
Ron & Nancy Guy - 2009
Harold Blockman - 2008
Ron McCrarey - 2007
Lee McWaters - 2006
Meribeth LaBarreare - 2005
E.J. Goldsmith - 2004
Carole Hinley - 2003
Amy Linthicum - 2002
Bruce Haines - 2001
Paul "Spunky" Ireland - 2000
Jules Wade - 1999
Mark Halperin - 1998
Tony McGehee - 1997
Pete Shearon - 1996

About Us
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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