Kurn Hattin News
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Hosts 22nd Annual Mental Health Conference
WESTMINSTER, VT— On Friday, October 25th, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will hold its 22nd Annual Mental Health Conference, Treating Trauma and Attachment Issues in Children and Families. This full-day workshop offers support, practical training, and continuing education credits for counselors and therapists, social workers, educators, medical and legal professionals, caregivers, therapeutic parents, and anyone involved in the field of child welfare or family services.
Kurn Hattin Expands Program with Day Students
WESTMINSTER, VT–Westminster area middle school children, along with their families, can choose which local middle school they’d like to attend. At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, then sixth-grader Rebekah Rounds told her mother very clearly that there was only one choice for her–Kurn Hattin. Why? When her brothers played soccer at Kurn Hattin, Rebekah would always have her family stop down at the farm to visit the horses. She loved the horses. Her mother, Terrilee Rounds said she certainly didn’t want that to be the only reason her daughter chose one school over another. Then she knew Kurn Hattin was the best choice for her daughter when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was certain that Kurn Hattin would give Rebekah the support she needed to deal with this new stress in their lives. “Seeing my daughter graduate is very important to me,” Terrilee says with conviction.
Kurn Hattin Homes' Bianconi makes top 25 for Grammy Music Educator Award
WESTMINSTER, VT—Lisa Bianconi, the Music Director at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, has been chosen as one of 25 semifinalists from across the U.S. for the first-ever Music Educator Award presented by the Grammy Foundation® and the Recording Academy®. The 25 semifinalists, music teachers from 24 cities across 15 states were officially announced on September 11. In total, more than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.
Children's Choir Brings Songs of Hope to Hospice event
WESTMINSTER, VT. | August 23, 2013 On Saturday, September 7th in Lebanon NH and Sunday, September 8th at Landmark College in Putney VT, the Kurn Hattin Choir will perform at the Wings of Hope benefit for Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire. The event will include the release of live butterflies to honor friends and family who have passed. Kurn Hattin students will sing a number of musical selections and invite the audience to participate in the final song, Amazing Grace, to close the program.
Kurn Hattin To Host Invitational Cross Country Meets
Westminster-Kurn Hattin Homes will be hosting the 2013 Invitational Cross-Country Meets in September and October. Kurn Hattin is located on Kurn Hattin Road in Westminster, Vermont. The meets are on Wednesdays, September 18th, and October 2nd. Walking the course starts at 3:30 p.m. and the meet starts at 4:00 p.m.
Kurn Hattin Homes Hosts Yankee Male Chorus' 60th Anniversary Show August 9th
WESTMINSTER, VT. | August 1, 2013 Kurn Hattin Homes for Children invites the public to attend this year's performance of the Yankee Male Chorus. This free concert is open to the public and takes place Friday, August 9 at 7:30 PM in Higbie Auditorium on the Kurn Hattin Homes campus in Westminster, Vermont. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the chorus' founding. The chorus has selected Kurn Hattin Homes as one of the stops on its four-show tour several times over the past decade.
Golfers Braved the Heat to Raise Funds for Children at 22nd (2013) Annual Kurn Hattin Golf Classic
July 22, 2013 | Westminster, VT – Despite last week's sizzling temperatures, golfers from all over New England came out to the Keene Country Club for the 22nd Annual Kurn Hattin Golf Classic to support children in need from around the Northeast. The event raises funds to help care for the children at Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster,Vermont, a year-round home and school for boys and girls affected by tragedy, poverty, homelessness, abuse, or other family hardship. The work done at Kurn Hattin Homes is made possible solely by philanthropic donations and fundraisers like the Golf Classic. Monies raised cover tuition, healthcare costs, clothing and other basic needs for the children in Kurn Hattin's care throughout the year. Golfer and Kurn Hattin Incorporator, Scott Bundy, said of the event, "Kurn Hattin is one of those places that gives kids a second chance. You've just got to support a cause like that."
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.
Kurn Hattin Homes Summer Program Line-Up
July 11, 2013-August 9, 2013
A home and school for children who are at-risk or in need, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vermont serves students on a year-round basis. Because many students do not have home environments that allow them to return during the summer vacation period, they remain on campus for our summer program and participate in a wide variety of educational and recreational activities.
Kurn Hattin’s summer program line-up offers something for everyone, from working on the farm, to learning traditional handicrafts, such as needlework and quilting, to dance and basketball camps, to horseback riding, camping, and swimming. For many students who come to Kurn Hattin from urban environments, it is the first time they have the opportunity to participate in these types of activities.