Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff members who exemplify the Core Values of the organization. Staff are nominated by their peers and are recognized at an all-staff meeting during which the Core Award is given.
The Core Awards for MCH are:
Korey Wright, unit manager, received the Core Award for Relationships at the spring 2015 all-staff meeting. The recipient of the Core Award for relationships is defined as someone who builds healthy relationships through communication, trust and love.
Wright has worked at MCH for nine years, first as a youth care counselor (YCC) and then as a Lead YCC. He was promoted to unit manager of the Price home unit in 2014.
“Healthy relationships are the cornerstone of our program, to be recognized as someone that cares deeply about forming relationships with youth and coworkers is humbling,” Wright said. “Not only am I grateful for the recognition, but I am grateful to be part of the MCH family.”
According to Wright’s nomination, “Korey has a natural ability to connect with youth. He has a gentle but impacting influence on others. He gives youth a sense of felt safety and unconditional acceptance as he meets youth where they are. He never places his agenda above the needs of the youth, and will often stop what he is doing to help in a difficult situation. Korey’s dedication to our youth is not measured in a 40 hour week but is evident in the growth of the youth in his care. Korey has supportive connections with staff also. He offers words of encouragement or an email to show appreciation to his staff and co-workers and is intentional by helping others achieve their professional goals.”
Erica Rosas-Reyes, associate administrator and Wright’s supervisor had this to share: “If you have ever spent any time with Korey, you know he is gentle, caring, and connecting. Korey is an example of Trust-Based Relational Intervention in practice and of unconditional Christian acceptance and character. I truly do not know anyone else who finds the depth of value in others and the intentionality of connecting with others like Korey.”