Wednesday, May 4, 2011

National Residential Education Day

Today, May 4, 2011, is the third annual National Residential Education Day. It is sponsored by the Coalition for Residential Education (CORE). The goal for this day is to celebrate residential programs and their youth, bring increased understanding of what these programs offer and show how residential education serves as a valuable option for at-risk youth.

MCH receives strong support from CORE. The organization has recognized the Home with five awards: Phil and Mae Smith, Boys Ranch homeparents, 2010 Residential Educators of the Year; George and Genevie Ratliff, Waco campus homeparents, 2009 Residential Educators of the Year; Mary Bilheimer, unit manager, 2008 Residential Supervisor of the Year; Kamico Cornelius, a graduate of MCH, 2007 Student of the Year; and Bobby Gilliam, former MCH president, 2006 Administrator of the Year.

“Methodist Children’s Home is grateful for the support our youth and staff members receive from CORE, and we appreciate the commitment of CORE staff and member agencies to at-risk children and youth across the country,” said Moe Dozier, vice president for residential services at MCH and chair of CORE’s Board of Directors. “We enjoy working with other nationally-known child care agencies that share our commitment to a strength-based approach to child care.”

Click here if you would like to learn more about CORE.

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