Kurn Hattin Homes’ students, Thomas Taylor and Destiny Howell in front of the Kurn Hattin Mayo Memorial Center in Vermont.
Springfield Kurn Hattin Homes' eighth grader Thomas Taylor, and sixth grader Destiny Howell, are two of the many children who have been transformed by their participation in the child-centered home and school located in Windsor County, Vt.
Destiny, who just arrived just two months ago, can’t get over the physical education opportunities she had. “I couldn’t run a mile before coming here. I already feel so much more healthy and independent too," she said.
Thomas, who’s been at Kurn Hattin for two years, has lost weight; gained friends, and sung solo in concerts. “Before coming here I was bounced around to many schools. I was lonely. I didn’t have any friends. Here at Kurn Hattin, I’ve gotten supported in everything I did or needed to do,” he said.