Kurn Hattin's Core Values

"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. 

Kurn Hattin Volunteers Help Children Rise to the Challenge

“We rise by lifting others.”

~ Robert Ingersol

They come to read books to the children, help with academics, lend a hand in the horsemanship and music programs, share their knowledge about farming and maple sugaring, chaperone choir and band field trips, attend sports events, and offer friendship and support to the children.

Kurn Hattin 6th-grader Makes an International Connection

Gwen, a current Kurn Hattin 6th grader, entered a recent drawing and was the lucky recipient of "Palomita," a handmade doll from Peru with a very special story to tell.

In Gratitude

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

~ Melody Beattie


Remembering Pat Kelsey

Kurn Hattin 23rd Annual Conference October 24, 2014

What about the Kids? Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Families

Featuring Karen Gould, LICSW and Dianna Christmas, MPH of the Institute of Health and Recovery in Cambridge, MA

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Graduates of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Return to Westminster for Alumni Centennial Weekend

Without a doubt, the best moments of my childhood are here. When I think back on it now, they were planting seeds, and when you plant a seed and nurture it properly, it grows.
~Andrew Berends (Kurn Hattin, Class of 1972)

The Elisha W. Culver Alumni Weekend (named for Kurn Hattin's first Alumni Association President, a member of the Class of 1912) was held August 1-3 and celebrated two momentous occasions—the 100th anniversary of the Alumni Association's formation and the 120th anniversary of Kurn Hattin's founding.

Kurn Hattin Class of 2014: Thinking Back and Looking Forward

I am told that you can't repeat your childhood. This statement may be true for some, but not for me. I know now that you can return just by closing your eyes and allowing your mind to open the doors of the past. And as long as I am able to do so, I shall always return to my days as a youngster full of life, and to those years that I spent at Kurn Hattin. I shall always keep with me all that I learned and will cherish the fondest memories. And I shall always remember that Kurn Hattin was not an institution, but a home to be cherished, loved, and remembered. 
~Jerry Bardwell, Class of '73

With graduation time upon us again, everyone at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is filled with a mixture of emotions... Many of those graduating from this Vermont residential school for at-risk children have had their lives transformed, forever. 

Tapping Students' Potential at a Vermont School for Children in Need

Everyone has a piece of good news inside. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be. How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!  
~Anne Frank 

The earliest signs of spring are finally here - brighter days casting long tree shadows that stretch across the surface of the melting snow, the sun lingering a while in the early evening hours before slipping behind the hills in the distance, a splash of fiery red as a cardinal flits through the brush. And then there are the tiny changes below the surface - bulbs shifting slowly in the softening soil, tiny buds forming on thin branches, sap flowing under the bark of the maple trees.

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Lisa Bianconi Honored by Alma Mater

Stuart Kaufman of Keene State College recently wrote a wonderful feature article about Kurn Hattin's Lisa Bianconi. Lisa graduated from Keene State in 1999 with a Master's Degree in Education and has gone on to accomplish great things over the past three decades as Kurn Hattin's Music Director.

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