Kurn Hattin Hosts NH Students For Project Week
WESTMINSTER, VT- The New Hampton School, a boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in New Hampton, NH, partnered with Kurn Hattin Homes for Children as their annual Project Week. Project Week provides the high school students extended investigation of educational opportunities not possible in the standard classroom setting and cultivates lifelong learners who will serve as active global citizens. The New Hampton students played volleyball and dodgeball with the Kurn Hattin eighth grade class of 2014, before facilitating a panel discussion on making the transition from middle school to high school.
The students participated in a number of community service duties including painting the walls at one of the residential cottages, working in the horse stables, assisting the teachers in music and Spanish classes, and tutoring and mentoring the younger children. The students expressed their respect and awe at the kind, and structured support that they observed of the staff caring for the Kurn Hattin children. The week concluded with a dance, games, and pizza party. The New Hampton School expressed that working with the Kurn Hattin staff and children was a great opportunity to learn about relevant economic, social, and other real world issues. Kurn Hattin enjoyed hosting the New Hampton School and appreciated their time and service. Since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has helped thousands of at-risk children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever. www.kurnhattin.org