Kurn Hattin Travels To D.C. For Youth Leadership Summit
Westminster, VT – Kurn Hattin Home provides children opportunities they would not have otherwise. Being able to travel to our nation’s capital and participate in a Youth Leadership Summit is certainly one of those opportunities and one that remains in a child’s memory for life. From June 21-23, six children and their principal and houseparent boarded the blue Kurn Hattin bus and traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the second annual National Fellowship of Child Care Executives (NFCCE) Youth Leadership Summit. Fourteen children from four children’s homes throughout the country participated in the leadership workshops and historic and cultural sightseeing. They saw for themselves what that they had only seen and read about in their school books and on the Internet. They were challenged to think about their own lives and their desired outcomes. The Kurn Hattin children know well that if life is tough you need to pick yourselves up, dust yourselves off and keep going. This experience further reiterated that and encouraged them to never lose their vision and goals; to be leaders and to do the right thing. Seventh grader, Susanna Compare reflected after her return, “Our trip to Washington DC was fabulous. I was especially inspired by the great monuments that represent our history. This was an extremely life changing experience, one that I would not give up for anything” Thank you to everyone who supports Kurn Hattin and field trips such as this one. A place of hope since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children provides a safe home and quality education for boys and girls, ages 6-15, whose families are experiencing a time of personal or financial need. Kurn Hattin Homes is entirely funded by private donations. For more information, visit www.kurnhattin.org
Photo caption: Pictured with their houseparent in front of the Iwo Jima Monument in Washington D.C. are six Kurn Hattin children who participated in the 2013 NFCCE Youth Leadership Summit.