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"The Sun does not forget the Village just because it is small "

                             of students who struggle to succeed in school are having difficulty because of unmet social and emotional needs, rather than poor academic performance. In communities and systems throughout Connecticut the social and emotional well-being of students is not only especially overlooked, but consciously and unconsciously deteriorated. 


We need your support to give students the tools they need for emotional well-being AND to help schools end their own internalized biases. We do this by teaching mindfulness through meditation, movement, and creativity, and by supporting teachers in understanding how to mindfully deal with personal and structural trauma.

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Every gift counts! Elm Village appreciates all the support given. Thanks to our donors we have been able to spread our horizons to schools and programs throughout Connecticut. By contributing to Elm Village, we can obtain our goal to bring more activities and workshops, fostered to improve social-emotional awareness and help youth gain a sense of purpose. A monthly donation of $50 will cover one student's enrollment cost.  

Becoming An Altruist

Join Our Village

Gain access to our private Village Forum and get updates on our programs 

Making A Difference

Become a part of the village that brings resources and opportunities to communities


Be the first to know about volunteering opportunities and planned events 

Share Ideas

Share any ideas or bring any resources that will help our organization meet our goals



The youth that participate in the professional development training will wear a t-shirt that has every Altruist name printed on them. There is a great chance you may see one wearing the shirt in passing.


All Altruists are invited to the summer and winter Award Galas to commend students of completion of the programs and high performance awards. Everything at the Galas is 100% free to Altruist. Yes Everything!


To show our appreciation for your support, our team will put together a list of monthly free events and giveaways.

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