"Each of us has a story," says Madison, a member of Kurn Hattin's Class of 2015.  

Twenty-six eighth graders graduated from Kurn Hattin Homes for Children this year, the largest graduating class in Kurn Hattin's 120-year history. 

That's 26 stories.  

Each Kurn Hattin's child's story is different, and there are now thousands of stories that make up our history, but they all share the same central themes that define our organization and its mission. 

Earlier this year when Executive Director, Connie Sanderson, announced her plans to retire after 27 years of service, she called upon members of all departments to share their ideas about the values they see upheld in their work, in order to provide the incoming leadership with a clear sense of who we are and what we believe as an organization.

The result has been a wonderful coming-together of colleagues, who collectively agreed on the following five Core Values that have defined and will always define the work we do at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children: 

Sense of Worth

Watch the video to hear Kurn Hattin staff and members of the class of 2015 share pieces of their stories, and discuss the ways that these Core Values have touched their lives.