Ripple of Hope Awards
In 2005, The Network established the Ripple of Hope Awards to recognize the most outstanding among us—employees and Mentors whose passion, energy and skill have created a positive impact in the lives of others. Whether they work in direct care, operations or supporting business roles, these outstanding employees and caregivers create a “ripple of hope,” and a legacy of compassion and caring for others to follow.
There is no single definition of success at Alabama MENTOR. For some, it’s an child’s satisfaction after reaching a goal in the community with the help of remarkable employees committed to our mission. For others, it’s seeing a teenager get back on track with dedicated support from their Mentor.
Alabama MENTOR believes in everyday miracles. And our employees and caregivers are devoted to making them happen for the people we support. The stories showcased in this section demonstrate the power of individual achievement, personal breakthrough, and lives well lived. They introduce amazing people and illustrate the life-changing impact of our programs.
|Because There is a Home for Every ChildDeAnna Hand, a program manger and one of this year’s Ripple of Hope Award Winners, has dedicated her life to helping children in need.|
|Everything Happens for a ReasonThe Springers who were Ripple of Hope winners in 2008 share more than just a love of football. They share a passion for making a difference in the lives of young children.|
|A Day to Remember Jaimie, a young person served by Alabama MENTOR, had been in the hospital over 350 days before he moved in with his foster parents and that’s when everything changed.|