ReadyKids to honor Dianna Poe—Charlottesville’s Child Advocate of the Year—at 23rd Annual Community Breakfast

Charlottesville, Va. – April 12, 2018 – On Monday, April 16, community members, business leaders, and government officials will come together to celebrate Charlottesville area children, and present the 2018 Child Advocate of the Year award at the 23rd Annual ReadyKids Community Breakfast.
This year’s Child Advocate award will go to Dianna Poe, head of the Charlottesville WALK program, to honor her accomplishments to prevent high school dropouts in Charlottesville.
The 23rd Annual ReadyKids Community Breakfast will be held 8:00am – 9:30am at the Omni Hotel Charlottesville (212 Ridge McIntire Road). Dr. Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Raising Kids Who Read,” will give the keynote address.
Event Program: 8:30 Introduction 8:32 Gail Esterman, ReadyKids – Highlighted Story of the Year 8:35 Rich Schragger, ReadyKids Board President – Welcome Remarks & Video 8:47 Dr. Daniel Willingham – Keynote Address 9:12 Presentation of Child Advocate Award 9:15 Dianne Poe – Remarks 9:20 Jacqueline Bryant, ReadyKids Executive Director – Closing Remarks

About ReadyKids ReadyKids (previously Children, Youth & Family Services) is a private non-profit organization working toward the vision that every child in the community is ready to learn, ready for relationships, and ultimately ready for life. For over 95 years, ReadyKids has provided critical support to children and families in Charlottesville and the five surrounding counties. ReadyKids programs support, teach, counsel, and coach to help kids build life-long skills so that they have the chance to reach their full potential. Last year, ReadyKids’ programs impacted the lives of over 7,900 children, families and child care providers in Charlottesville and surrounding counties.

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