Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Keoki Kauanoe
2016 Unsung Hero Keoki Kauanoe
February 14, 2016
Honoree: Keoki Kauanoe, Olympia
Nominator: Shelly Willis
I am honored to nominate Mr. Keoki Kauanoe for the Unsung Hero award for the significant role he has played in bringing and building fatherhood support, training and resources in our community. Keoki has shown remarkable courage, strength, and empathy as he has inspired many, many men to do better in their role as fathers.
He has relentless compassion as a father and as an advocate for fathers. He greets every man with a handshare and explains the value of this greeting to those he teaches. He honors men, creates a safe environment for them to know each other and be honest with each other. His work crosses all five of the protective factors as he increase father's resilience when teaching Dynamic Dad's parenting classes.
He has built and continues to grow a support group which encourages men to build social connections. He shares wisdom through the evidence based materials presented in the Dynamic Dad's parenting classes and he has a minimum of 100 men each year choosing to take an active and healthy role in their child's life.
Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington. Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero on seattleschild.com. Nominations are accepted from around the state and and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes - outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
February 1 Honoree: Shelly Willis
February 2 Honoree: Yvette Dear
February 3 Honoree: Teresa Garcia
February 4 Honoree: Chandra Reeves
February 5 Honoree: Carrie Fanin
February 6 Honoree: Joyce Mallinger
February 7 Honoree: Monty Richman
February 8 Honoree: Vallerie Fisher
February 9 Honoree: Kristina Wendorf
February 10 Honoree: Joanne Coriell
February 11 Honoree: Henrietta Price
February 12 Honoree: Beth Schubert
February 13 Honoree Sabine Hogue