Friday, June 8, 2012

Core Value Relationships Award goes to Ross Purdy

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 Ross Purdy for the Relationships core value award. Ross was servings as recreation coordinator for the Boys Ranch when he received the award. He recently joined the Development Department as a Benefactor Relations Officer.

Building healthy relationships through communication, respect, trust and love is exemplified through the personality and work ethic of Ross. The following are comments shared by staff about Ross.

“Ross makes the boys his number one priority every day. He has a kind personality which draws people to him and allows him to build a unique and special relationship with everyone he meets. Ross has energy and enthusiasm for life. He leads our youth in the right direction with a positive attitude. He can have fun with the boys while still holding them accountable for their actions. He is an excellent role model. It is valuable for these boys to see a single man with integrity, gentleness, playfulness, firmness and Christian values.”

Ross shared the following about receiving this award:

“To be recognized by my peers with such an award is humbling, and what an honor to represent the Boys Ranch. I want to thank the Boys Ranch youth care counselors, homeparents, and administration for allowing me to work with them in serving the young men at the Boys Ranch.”

Friday, June 1, 2012

Congratulations 2012 Graduates!

On Friday, May 25, 2012, MCH held graduation for its University of Texas University Charter School students from the Waco and Boys Ranch campuses. The celebration took place at First United Methodist Church of Waco and brought in friends and family of our youth from across the state. Thirty-four of our residents graduated this spring.

We are proud of our youth and all their accomplishments! Congratulations class of 2012!