Scott Recognized by Continentals, Inc. as "Champion for Children"

December 20, 2014
Press Release

RICHMOND, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) was recognized last night with the Richmond Chapter of the Continentals, Inc. "Champion for Children Award" at its annual Elegance in Black & White Gala. Chartered in 1976, the Richmond Chapter of the Continentals, Inc. is a public service organization dedicated to the welfare of underprivileged youth. The "Champion for Children Award" was established last year by the Richmond Chapter to recognize a person or organization that exemplifies the mission of the Continentals to help our society's children.

"I am honored to be recognized by the Richmond Chapter of the Continentals, Inc. as a Champion for Children," said Rep. Scott.  "Children in our community, particularly those in low income areas, are facing numerous challenges, such as food insecurity, unequal education, and the School to Prison Pipeline.  Unfortunately many of these children have fallen through the cracks in our society. We can do better, and we must continue to work to provide a better future for these children.

"The Continental Societies, Inc. and other organizations who reach out to at risk children are needed just as much now as ever, and I look forward to continuing to work with them and all of those in our community dedicated to ensuring that our children are given every opportunity to succeed."

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