The State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs are proud to announce the 2021 Champions Award Recipients:

The Honorable Thomas Albert, State Representative District 86 (Lowell)

Representative Albert has “walked the talk” advocating for children and families in his local district and statewide. Through funding he helped secure, Michigan YMCAs delivered quality summer learning opportunities for over 11,000 kids in 68 program
sites. Representative Albert and family are no stranger to the Y, and can often be seen at the Lowell YMCA.

Lonias Gilmore, Senior Public Health Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Through our Healthy Out of School Time collaboration, Lonias has nurtured and challenged Ys across the state to deliver accessible and high-quality opportunities for children before and after school. Lonias work with the State Alliance and local YMCAs true partnership and all of us are better for having worked with Lonias.