These boys share no bloodline, but they do share a strong sense of community and responsibility taught and demonstrated by the staff at Patrick Henry. Sometimes I can’t help but think that in our world of out of control entitlement and selfishness, everyone could be served well by spending a little time in a group home setting.
While no child should have to be without their real family, we make sure that if they do we provide an encouraging, stable, safe, and nurturing environment. As our youth experience this each day, they begin to demonstrate these traits themselves. They become change agents in their world.
Take Away: A strong sense of community leads to responsibility.