Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Core Value Hope Award Goes to Belinda Gutierrez

Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff members who have demonstrated our core values in their work with youth and families. The following is an excerpt from the nomination of Belinda Gutierrez for the Hope core value award. Belinda is a youth care counselor on the Waxahachie campus.

 “As a staff advocate, Belinda faithfully meets with the youth she works with and gives praise and encouragement at the smallest signs of improvement while still holding them accountable. Belinda consistently comes to work with a smile on her face and expressions of hope on her lips. She has been willing to listen to our youth’s ideas about how to serve the Waxahachie community. Her ability to facilitate and follow through with their ideas encourages personal hope in our youth.”

Belinda had this to share about receiving the core value award: “I want the boys I work with to know they can succeed after mistakes. Making a mistake is not the end of it, there is hope. It was an honor to receive this award.”

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