The Hamden Education Foundation is excited about the Hamden Middle School’s new Navigator Program, a project-based learning program designed around the construction of 6 Bevin Skiffs. Working with Mystic Seaport, Hamden Middle School educators have integrated the 8th-grade curriculum around the construction of these skiffs. Through the use of hands-on construction that applies the learning of the classroom, they hope to better meet the needs of 30 students for whom the traditional classroom has not led to success while igniting in them a passion for learning. As part of the program, the students are required to give back to the community.
People wishing to donate in support of this exciting educational partnership can send their donations to
Hamden Education Foundation
P.O. Box 185783
Hamden, CT 06518-5783.
Checks should be made payable to Hamden Education Foundation. If you wish to direct your donation to support of the Navigator Program, please write “Navigator” in the memo line. The Hamden Education Foundation is a 501( c)(3) organization.
The Hamden Education Foundation was founded in 2001 to bring together educators and community members who care deeply about Hamden’s students and schools, for the purpose of enriching the tradition of excellence in Hamden Public Schools. Since 2001, HEF has donated over $590,000 to benefit all of Hamden’s students, including over $134,000 in scholarships, over $117,000, supporting teacher-driven initiatives in technology, engineering, mathematics, reading, foreign languages, creative arts, social development and parental engagement, and over $339,000 for programs and equipment to improve the schools.