EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2014
COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK OF CONNECTICUT FOUNDATION INC wrote -
Saturday, June 21st
when: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)
where: Quinnipiac River Linear Trail, Lakeside Park, Wallingford
Join Us for Community Health Network of CT’s first Walk-A-Thon to help raise money for the CHNCT Foundation’s KHAIR program!
Encourage your friends and family to pledge money for your 5 mile walk or to walk with you and raise even more money! Challenge yourself! Walk more, walk less - just care!
Why Kids Need KHAIR
Does any of this sound familiar? "I'm too tall." "I'm too short." "I'm too skinny." "If only I were shorter/taller/had curly hair/straight hair/a smaller nose/longer legs, I'd be happy." If so you know how our KHAIR kids feel about themselves. In many cases the source of these low-esteem issues derive from the environment of at risk youth.
Statistics have shown that violence, poverty, racism, poor education, health and family problems among other issues, touch many children in our communities. These issues not only hurt kids emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, but they also affect the way children feel about themselves and how they see their place in the world. KHAIR addresses these issues head on.
Making a Positive Stamp on the Lives of Kids & Families
At KHAIR, the mission is to help children by giving them the opportunity to be treated with respect and kindness, and encourage them to be the best that they can be. The program emphasizes one-on-one mentor/youth relationships combined with a range of individual and group activities, including self-concept and self-esteem building workshops. The program helps young people not only learn about grooming to improve their appearance, but it also provides positive adult role models who are successful business people and who demonstrate healthy ways to relate to others.
What People Are Saying about KHAIR
“I couldn't believe I could get my hair done and learn so much about myself at the same time.” ~ Jessica
“At first I couldn't believe it. I was like that is great. It was all aspects into one – dress for success, teaching financial ability, the etiquette course. It was so well rounded. My daughter got really excited about it and so did I.” ~ Jill, a mom
”The clients become alive in the KHAIR program, self-confidence peaks. I have seen kids with serious social anxiety blossom.” ~ Patty C., Clinician
Walk with us! “Click” the Walk for KHAIR profile to join an existing team, start your own team or sign up as an individual. All participants will automatically be given a fundraising web page that can be customized to tell your story.
Not planning to participate in the walk? You can still be a part of this incredible effort by contributing to an existing team or donating to an individual walker.
Click “DONATE” above and support a team or individual.
Your donation will help us with our various workshops in boosting the self-esteem of hundreds of teenagers. Who KHAIRs...We do!
KHAIR is a program aimed to increase self-esteem in at-risk youth by pairing them with a hairstylist/barber who provides complimentary hair services. In addition, participants also attend life skill workshops to help bolster their self- esteem. To learn more or to donate to KHAIR, please visit www.wekhair.org.