Mohonk was founded in 1981 in Westport, CT and is incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to youth. As of the summer 2015, we are pleased to announce our official opening of a third location in Marshfield Hills, MA.
We offer recreational and educational programs as well as residential programs at our location in Westport, CT and Marshfield Hills, MA . Included in this are international programs in order to have children meet each other through exchange programs, scholarships and entrepreneurial development. In addition, from our Westport location we raise funds for annual programs to improve education. We have supported programs in Haiti, Ghana and the Philippines.
Our new location in Marshfield Hills, MA will serve as a base for educational programs, especially with our connection to area universities that will both collect and repair computers to offer to students in other countries.
All of these programs are based upon and incorporate the most current educational theories that can take into account the individual learning styles and abilities of each child.
Many have asked why we use the word “neuropsychological” in our title. The answer is that the field of neuropsychology relates to how our brain develops and functions. Over the past three decades educational research and psychological research have made so many dramatic and vital discoveries about how our brains work that this field has direct and important relevance to education and child development in general. Some of the concepts are similar to the Montessori methods but also incorporate the latest science related to Cognitive Behavioral techniques.
Mohonk is staffed by full time and part time staff as well as many volunteers. The director, Dr. David Singer, served as a state psychologist specializing in adolescence before founding Mohonk in 1981. Mohonk staff have designed numerous programs, schools and residences for adolescents in Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as in Asia and other parts of the world.
As of 2013, Mohonk will support and, in part, sponsor a program called Brooks’ World. This program began in 2003 in memory of Brooks Thomsen Singer who was a sophomore at Marshfield High School in Massachusetts. For more information please look at www.brooksworldtravels.org. You can also read the post on our website called, “Brooks’ World Scholarships.”