Kristin Fairholm, Executive Director of EOI, receives prestigious award from Healthy Teen Network.


This past week, Eyes Open Iowa's Executive Director, Kristin Fairholm, was awarded with the Outstanding Former Teen Parent Award from Healthy Teen Network at their 2016 Conference. This award is presented to a former teen parent who has overcame the obstacles of early parenting to achieve extraordinary personal or professional success.

Some of the quotes that were shared about Kristin in her nomination were:

“[Kristin is not] someone who needs accolades or trophies to set on her desk, but rather a quiet leader who has built an incredible EyesOpenIowa TEAM over the last decade. Kristin sees the value in teamwork and collaboration and reaches out to other state organizations and departments to work collaboratively on projects for Iowan youth and families.” – Joni Spencer, Together For Youth Supervisor, Allen Women’s Health

“We could not think of a former young parent more worthy of recognition and this award than Kristin Fairholm. She used her personal experience to motivate her passion towards helping others, and her impact has been profound.” – Deb Hauser and Nora Gelperin, Advocates for Youth.

Congratulations, Kristin!


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