For so many children and families in New Haven and surrounding towns, Farnam Neighborhood House is a home away from home. Farnam offers a variety of programs, many of which have been around since I was a kid.
As a kid, I participated in Biddy Basketball and at the time, I had no idea what basketball was or how it was played. I quickly learned about this exciting game from the staff and volunteers. I dedicated myself to improving and studying because the Farnam staff and volunteers told me it was my choice to change my life circumstances. Several years later, I received college scholarship offers from several prominent Division I schools, but decided on a local Division II university.
Many years later, I have returned to where it all began, with my picture as a child still hanging on the wall. As an elected board member, I hope to continue to ensure that the young people who walk through the doors of Farnam Neighborhood House continue to have the choices that Farnam gave to me.