Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff annually who exemplify our core values. Staff members are nominated by their peers and recognized at an all-staff meeting.
The Core Values of MCH are:
Janice Burris, youth care counselor, received the 2015 Core Award for Responsibility at the all-staff meeting in October. The recipient of the Core Award for Responsibility is defined as someone who is accountable for self and others.
According to Burris’s nomination, “Mrs. Burris exemplifies the responsibility of caring for young people. She believes in the youth she serves and it is apparent in the standards she sets for them, and she is respected for this. She offers the example of compassion, accountability and excellence. She does not shy away from conflict or uncomfortable situations, but shows through her own behavior how to build lasting and healthy relationships. I enjoy working with Janice, especially on Sunday mornings during worship. Because of her example, the youth are participatory, respectful and attentive. She has a way of bringing out in them leadership and accountability.”
“I was pleasantly surprised to receive the Core Award,” said Burris. “Working for MCH is something I love being a part of. I have the pleasure to be a part of our youth’s lives and their lives touching me.”
Korey Wright, unit manager, and Burris’s supervisor had this to share: “Janice has dedicated over two decades of her time and energy to MCH. She is a shining reflection of what it means to be a youth care worker. She is willing to do whatever she can to serve and care for our youth. Through her years of service she has remained faithful to her belief that MCH had the potential to be a positive influence for youth. She has interacted with a countless number of youth, yet she continues to see each one as unique and special. Her willingness to connect with youth and enter into their life story reflects the joy she has for the work she does at MCH. We appreciate everything she does.”