With roots in the "Settlement Movement," Farnam supports a philosophy that affirms the right for all youth to be surrounded by support and services that promote their healthy development and well-being, as well as the right of youth to contribute to society and have a voice in decisions that affect them.
Individual testimonies from parents state, "Farnam saved my kid's life."
Each year, 3,000 individual children are served at Farnam House via Farnam's NAEYC Pre-School, day, evening, and weekend programs, as well as through Camp Farnam.
Accomplishments from the past year:
*Became ADA compliant with completion of new building elevator and bathroom renovations
*Expanded partnerships with community groups and City of New Haven, which allowed more children to experience our summer camp
*Organized third successful Operation Camp Farnam--a free, week-long day camp experience for children of veterans
* Rejuvenate Board of Directors via new slate of officers and expanded membership by reaching out to more diverse sections of community and Farnam alumni
* Completed building use plan in order to expand educational and arts programs we provide
* Expanded social media presence
* Revamped website
* New full-time preschool teacher certified in Early Childhood Education
Farnam has forged many alliances within the community that have grown over the years and are built upon an exchange of ideas and information. These opportunities provide positive experiences for youth and community members, as Farnam is an essential resource within Fair Haven and throughout Greater New Haven. Some of our collaborations include:
Inner City Outings- Farnam youth are provided outdoor education, adventure and conservation learning opportunities through monthly adventure trips with trained adult volunteers.
UConn Extension Service Master Gardeners Program - an annual gardening project at Farnam involving youth and neighbors.
Community Greenspace - Farnam Playground is a designated Community Greenspace site, and every summer Farnam staff, youth and neighbors work together to plant trees and plants through the "adopt a curbstrip" initiative. We have "branched out" from Farnam in both directions to transformFillmore Street's look and feel.
Yale Athletic Dept. - Youth Days, Men's and Womens' Sports Clinics, and opportunities to attend Ivy League Sports events occur year-round for children and youth involved in AfterSchool, Evening and Weekend Programs. For the past 10+ years, Yale Athletics has hosted our annual Biddy Basketball Awards Banquet at the Payne Whitney Gym.
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When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. See how you can help our community's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.
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