Excellence in Action - Mike Reeks

Excellence in Action - Mike Reeks


Mike Reeks has gone above and beyond for people using Christian Horizons services on numerous occasions. Recently, Mike helped a person achieve his goal of attending post-secondary education. The person had been wanting to go to school for a while faced many barriers. Mike took on this responsibility and researched possible courses and programs, then presented them to the person. He took it upon himself to figure out the financial process, forms, and obligations required to enter and stay in the program of the person's choosing. Once the program was chosen, Mike set up the meeting and interview, assisted the person in preparing for the interview and filling out the required paperwork.

When they were accepted into the program, Mike acted as liaison between Christian Horizons and the college to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Mike also supported the person in learning the bus system to be able to commute to and from the college. The person has now been in school since September and is achieving some of the goals he has set out for himself.

Mike takes initiative and seeks out opportunities to enhance the lives of the gentlemen he supports. He has made it his priority recently, to make the residential setting more "homey", adding plants and taking pictures of the people who live there. He took the extra step of framing the pictures and adding them to the wall, as well as finding other artwork. Since these changes, the people living there have made many positive comments and have been socializing with each other more often in the common spaces. Mike is exceptional at planning and pushing the people he supports to chase their dreams. Which is just a minor accomplishment compared to the work he does every day.

Congratulations, Mike!