Participant of the Month is awarded by nominations from both peers and staff for individuals who have clearly demonstrated one or more of our three R’s: responsibility, resilience, and respect. Here are some of what people had to say about Ava’s RESILIENCE:
A peer wrote, “Ava has been through a lot and bounced back so well. I have seen her grow in knowing how to take action in tough work situations, standing up for herself, and never giving up.”
Additionally, a staff member wrote at length about how resilient Ava has been especially with some tough interpersonal relationship situations lately, and while “uncertain at first, Ava showed resilience in being open to the idea” of coming together to find resolutions and problem-solving.
When asked why she has been recognized as Participant of the Month for December, Ava shared, “I think I have been recognized because of the growth my peers and staff have seen in me. I have changed in many ways since beginning at MICC in 2018. I know what to do in stressful situations and how to take care of myself. I have been able to manage tough situations and grow stronger from it. I am proud to be able to be more resilient and have a support team and network of peers.”
Two fun facts about Ava are she loves roller coasters and enjoys diamond painting while marathoning one of her favorite shows, Friends.
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