We made a commitment at Kalon to be a part of our community here in Hartford. For the last few years I’ve been volunteering at The Hartford Youth Scholars, a headstart program for middle school students here in Hartford. The students – Scholars – are selected by application and interview, and spend their Saturdays during the school year and their weekdays during the summer at The Steppingstone Academy (hosted by Trinity College) learning life skills and academics. Graduates have gone on to prestigious prep schools and for college, some have attended Yale, Harvard, and Penn.
Although matriculated students, they cannot always afford the tuition or extracurricular events.
We realized we could help. We now set aside 10% of our ADR revenue for a scholarship for a graduate of The Steppingstone Academy, a way to realize one of our mantras: give back and pay it forward.