Dear Friends of HOPEtN, we are excited to share that Helping Other People Exceed thru Navigation will blaze the trail once again with our 6th Annual Judge William Schma Trailblazers of HOPE Tribute! Join us on Friday, January 26, 2024, as we spend the evening recognizing and honoring our 2024 Trailblazers Award Recipients. Tickets are on sale now!
2018 began a special annual tradition of recognizing the trailblazing work of people who have been instrumental in implementing and preserving Drug Treatment Court, as well as recovery oriented services and spaces for a demographic of people who have historically been marginalized, underrepresented, and over exploited. Judge William Schma, also known as the Father of Kalamazoo County Drug Treatment Court, was the first ever recipient of the HOPE thru Navigation Judge William Schma Trailblazer of HOPE Award, thus inaugurating our annual tribute.
There are many ways you can support our 6th Annual Trailblazers of HOPE Tribute. Consider supporting us with a Sponsorship, placing an Ad/Congratulatory remark in the Souvenir Program, or purchasing a ticket or table so you, your friends/co-workers can attend. Please mark your calendars for January 26th and join us as we honor our 2024 Trailblazers Award Recipients. For the 6th Year, we invite and welcome you to celebrate this special milestone with us and pay tribute in recognizing the EXTRAORDINARY contributions of Ordinary people, who believe in Second Chances, have Compassion for Kalamazoo’s most vulnerable, and believe in the HOPE that Changes Everything.
The Annual Trailblazers of HOPE Tribute is a Recognition Ceremony honoring the contributions of people who have been instrumental in creating and implementing welcoming, equitable, and inclusive programs, places, and spaces for individuals with criminal backgrounds and/or Substance Use Disorder history.
- Date: Friday January 26, 2024
- Location: Douglass Community Association, 1000 W Paterson St Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Dress: Semi-Formal (Goldenrod and Black) Attire
- Music & Mingle: 5:00pm-5:30pm
- Program: 5:45pm-7:30pm
- Attendees: Open Invitation to the General Public. All are Welcome. No addict turned away-(NATA).
- Cost of Admission: $30 EarlyBlazers, $45 after January 1, 2024
To stay up to date on Trailblazers of HOPE information and announcements, please Like and Follow Helping Other People Exceed (HOPE) thru Navigation on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter & Instagram @hopethrunaviga1, and visit our website. If you have any questions, are interested in a Sponsorship, or would like to place an Ad in our Trailblazers Souvenir Program, please reach out to our Event Navigator, Shaina McLain, at email@example.com or 269/443.4129.