Kurn Hattin Adds New Staff Member to Administrative Team
Tom Oxholm, Director of Institutional Advancement, has recently joined the staff at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Before joining Kurn Hattin, Oxholm worked at the Keewaydin Foundation in Salisbury, Vermont, and Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. He also worked at schools in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Oregon.
Kurn Hattin Children Raise Funds for Harvey Victims
After hearing that the Hull- Daisetta Independent School District in Texas had been flooded by Hurricane Harvey, the Kurn Hattin middle schoolers knew that they had to do something to help the children there. It has been a difficult time at the Hull-Daisetta ISD because of flooding. The elementary students are attending school in a temporary location until cleanup and rebuilding can be completed.
Fahner Athletic Fields Dedication
Early morning on September 16th, the children, staff, family members, and friends of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children gathered down at the athletic field by the farm silos. They were there to celebrate the life and work of the late Thomas Fahner. Mr. Fahner contributed much to the Homes. He served as Principal and Co-Executive Director during his tenure and impacted the lives of countless children. For his dedication to children, the athletic fields at Kurn Hattin were named in his memory. A large rock with a bronzed plate sits at the top of the hill where Mr. Fahner typically stood during sports and other activities on the fields. The inscription reads:
Kurn Hattin Homes Earns Third Consecutive 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator
New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive year that Kurn Hattin Homes has earned this top distinction. Only 17% of charities evaluated have received at least three consecutive 4-star evaluations.
Summer Activities Make a Splash at Kurn Hattin Homes
Summer is in full swing on the campus of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Kurn Hattin provides an activity-filled, year-round home and school for children, and the summer is no exception! Children can be found everywhere you look— from the science lab in the school, to all the way down to the barn. The children participate in many activities during the Summer Enrichment Program, including swim lessons, horse program, yard games, archery, sports, computer programming, arts and crafts, and academic tutoring.