WESTMINSTER, Vt. – The Kurn Hattin Homes children are active playing sports, working with the horses, and trying new activities all across the campus. The wintertime is no exception; the children spend their time after school in extracurricular activities. The programs offered give not only a time to exercise and play, but also an opportunity to build teamwork skills, develop personal resilience, and practice time management.
On Feb. 13, a Winter Activities Awards Night was held to recognize the children who commit to sports, the horse program, and activities on the campus. Recognition was given to the Co-Ed 3-4 basketball team coached by Houseparent Ginger Cook, the Boys 5-6 Basketball team coached by Houseparent Clint Plante, the Girls 5-6 Basketball team coached by Houseparent Meranda Chandler, the Boys 7-8 Basketball team coached by Jamie Dansereau, Jr., the Girls 7-8 Basketball team coached by maintenance staff member Ron Whitcomb, the Winter Horse Program led by therapeutic horse program instructor Sara Stine, and the afterschool yoga group led by Executive Assistant Sonja Carey.
A place of hope since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children provides a safe home and quality education for boys and girls, ages 5-15, whose families are experiencing a time of personal or financial need. Kurn Hattin Homes is almost entirely funded by private donations. For more information, visit www.kurnhattin.org.