From the very beginning we expected more. So often one’s judgment becomes clouded by the anxiety of perceived or expected failure. But at Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes this young man was given a fresh start. We tapped into his strengths and provided resources and support needed to improve his behavior and when it came we reward it with more responsibility and privileges.
I’m glad to report that he’s doing well. He is back in public school and getting good grades. I’m so proud of our staff who believe in and work diligently for successful outcomes. Indeed, every day is a miracle.
Take Away: By focusing on their positive strengths rather than on any part of a negative past, we see miracles every day in the youth placed in our care at Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Homes.