Phil and Mae Smith, homeparents at the Boys Ranch, received the Core Award for Responsibility. The Smiths are positive role models and provide leadership that is essential for the development of youth. They do not shy away from working with “youth from hard places” and strive to create intentional, deep, nurturing relationships with all the youth that pass through their doors.
The Smiths truly recognize their responsibility to teach compassion through generosity and care for others. Due to this belief they feel youth can work through their own pain in their lives by giving back to others, so they provide opportunities for them to be involved in many service projects in our community.
Chuck Russell, former Ranch administrator had this to share about the Smiths, “Phil and Mae exemplify the importance of teamwork and are respected by their peers. They encourage the boys to do their very best and take time to ensure their needs are met. They often are contacted by former youth which attests to their relationships with our youth.”