Heroes for Children Award

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The Heroes for Children award program recognizes individuals who volunteer time, effort, and support to public schools and students.  The State Board of Education presents these awards annually in recognition of outstanding service and dedication, and for providing each Texas student with a meaningful, positive learning experience in school.

Heroes for Children Nominations

Any Texas resident who gives time, effort, service, and support to public schools and students, with the exception of elected officials and educational employees, can be nominated for the Heroes for Children award. To nominate someone, download the Heroes for Children nomination form, fill it out and return it to the State Board of Education Support Division at the Texas Education Agency. 

The nomination deadline for the 2017 Heroes for Children award is May 26.  

The Board recognizes 15 Heroes for Children each year – one from each SBOE district.  The Heroes for Children aware recipients are honored at the September SBOE meeting.  The ceremony is held in the William B. Travis State Office Building, Room 1-104, at 1701 North Congress Ave. in Austin.

It's not unusual to find award recipients who have volunteered hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of hours to their local public schools. Others have been instrumental in helping to pass district bond proposals. Since its inception in 1994, the program has recognized a legion of volunteers who worked unselfishly to help Texas students and school staff.

2016 Heroes for Children Award Recipient

 2016 Heroes for Children 

The State Board of Education honored the 2016 Heroes for Children Award recipients at the September board meeting.


Heroes for Children - Recent Past Recipients

2016 Hero Recipients

2015 Hero Recipients

2014 Hero Recipients

For more information, contact heroes@tea.texas.gov or call (512) 463-9007.