Celebrating Heritage, Changing Lives.

We are helping children and families through Appalachia thrive through dyslexia intervention, traditional arts exploration, and increased access to local food.

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Hindman Settlement School is a vibrant beacon for progressive learning, community enrichment, and cultural exploration in the Central Appalachian region. We provide practical courses, programs, and services designed to inspire collaboration and improve the lives of the people in our community. We know that through proper education, stewardship, and support, the people of our community can help our region thrive.

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The Settlement Idea

Hindman History

Established in 1902, Hindman Settlement School was the first rural social settlement school established in America and is currently the most successful. Hindman Settlement School was founded by May Stone and Katherine Pettit in Hindman, Kentucky, and the school soon became a model center for education, healthcare, and social services.

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