Monday, January 30, 2012

Staff Award for Service Presented to Plant Staff

Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff and departments who have demonstrated our core values in their work with our youth and families. The following is an excerpt from the nomination of the Plant Department for the Service core value award.

The Plant staff, under the leadership of Tim Fedro, offers the highest quality of services to our youth, families, staff and campus guests. Some of their responsibilities include ensuring food and housekeeping items are in the home units, delivering mail daily to all departments, mowing, landscaping, painting, coordinating transportation and maintenance of vehicles, and repairing or remodeling facilities. The plant staff consistently carries out their responsibilities with a spirit of service and teamwork, even in extreme weather conditions like we have experienced in recent months.

Employees throughout Methodist Children’s Home understand the important role the Plant staff plays helping serve our youth. One of the best examples is their willingness to provide summer internships for the boys on the Waco campus. During these internships, youth not only learn important job skills, but they develop positive self-esteem by working alongside members of the Plant, who our youth look up to as important role models in their lives.

Tim Fedro, pictured right, had the following to say about the department receiving the Service core value award:

The staff and I were very appreciative. It is nice being recognized for our work and being part of the MCH community.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Staff Award for Service

Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff who have demonstrated our core values in their work with our youth and families. The following is an excerpt from the nomination of Sheila Kendricks for the Service core value award. Sheila is a unit manager on the Waco campus.

"Over the course of this last year, we were having difficulty finding the right unit manager for the Tom Mitchell home unit. Sheila took on the arduous task of running two home units for several months, putting in countless hours to ensure the staff and youth were cared for. Throughout this time, she displayed a willing spirit and an eagerness to help. She embraced this challenge and request with a simple yes, never complaining about the long hours and heavy workload. She continued to provide the highest level of care for our youth. Through it all, both homes flourished."

Sheila had the following to say about receiving the Service core service award:

To receive this award made me feel I am fulfilling my goals not only in the workplace but also in my personal life. To receive this award from Chuck Russell, childcare administrator, meant a lot because he truly has a heart for our youth and I really respect him. It is nice for our staff to be validated for our work.

Friday, January 13, 2012

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Disc Golf Fun

Recreation staff at each of the Home's campuses plan activities for our students throughout the year. During the holiday break, the recreation staff at the Boys Ranch organized a game of disc golf for their youth. Below are some fun photos of the event.